Botanical name: Wrightia arborea Family: Apocynaceae (Oleander family)
Synonyms: Periploca arborea, Wrightia tomentosa
Woolly Dyeing Rosebay is a small deciduous tree with small branches and densely velvety leaves. Bark is gray, thick and corky. Oppositely arranged eliptic or obovate leaves have fine tips, and are 3-5 X 1.5-2 inches. Flowers, 1 inch across, have an unpleasant smell, and are pale yellow or yellowish-brown, maturing into a dull purple. They are borne in many-flowered corymbose cymes at the end of branches. Flowers are pale yellow with a fleshy orange-coloured corona of scales at the center. Petals are oblong, overlapping to the left. Stamens do not prootrude out of the flowers. Fruit are pods joined together, cylindric, 14-21 X 3-4 cm.
Identification credit: Tony Rodd
The flower labeled Woolly Dyeing Rosebay is ...