What Is The Scientific Name Of Rangoon Creeper? (ANSWER)
SCIENTIFIC NAME OF RANGOON CREEPER – In this topic, we are going to know and identify the scientific name of this type of species.
Also known as Chinese honeysuckle. it is a vine with clusters of red flowers and is native to tropical Asia. It is a species of the mangrove family Combretaceae.
It is a ligneous vine that can reach from 2.5 meters up to 8 meters. It has elliptical leaves which has an acuminate tip and a rounded base. The flowers are fragrant and tubular and their color varies from white to pink to red.
This plant is found in thickets or secondary forests of the Philippines, India, Pakistan and Malaysia. and has been cultivated and naturalized in tropical areas such as Burma, Vietnam, and Thailand.
The flowers change in color with age and is reportedly used as a means to gather more pollinators, with the flower initially white and opens at dusk. This attracts hawkmoths with long tongues for pollination. The flower turns pink on the second day and eventually turns red attracting day flying bees and birds.
The binomial name of Rangoon creeper is Combretum indicum.
Combretum is a genus of bushwillows or combretums in the mangrove family Combretaceae. It is a New Latin term which is akin to Old Norse hvönn or wild angelica, the Irish cuinneog, and the Lithuanian švendrai or ‘cattail’.
The species name indicum is a neuter form of the word indicus which means Indian or from the Indic. Indicus has a feminine form indica. It is also derived from the Greek term indikós, which is from the Greek term for India (Ἰνδία).