Portlandia grandiflora

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Name and publication

Portlandia grandiflora L., Syst., nat. ed. 10, 1: 928 (1759).

Description

Fruits of the tree lily are rarely encountered in potpourri. Typically, these are egg-shaped, woody, ribbed capsules, 2-3 cm long x 1.5-2 cm wide.

Nativity and distribution

Portlandia grandiflora is native to the Caribbean but widely cultivated in the tropics.

Family

Rubiaceae