Wattakaka

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Wattakaka' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/wattakaka/). Accessed 2020-01-17.

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  • Asclepiadaceae

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(in Casuarinaceae) Portion of branchlet between each whorl of leaves.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Wattakaka' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/wattakaka/). Accessed 2020-01-17.

The species described here, often known as Dregea sinensis, is of interest as an almost hardy relative of Hoya, many species of which are cultivated for ornament in greenhouses. For a discussion of the taxonomic position of Wattakaka, and details of flower-structure, see the article in the Botanical Magazine cited below. The generic name comes from ‘Wattakaka-kodi’, the native name on the Malabar Coast for the type-species of the genus, W. volubilis (L.f.) Stapf (Asclepias volubilis L.f.).

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