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Desfontainia spinosa

Desfontainia spinosa

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Loganaceae
Genus: Desfontainia
Species: D. spinosa
Binomial name
Desfontainia spinosa
Ruiz & Pav.

Desfontainia spinosa (or Taique) is an medicinal and ornamental evergreen shrub which is native to South America. It grows to two metres in height and width and has glossy dark green leaves that are holly-like in appearance and glossy red tubular flowers with yellow tips.

The species was introduced into cultivation in Europe by William Lobb in 1843.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Desfontainia_spinosa". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
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