Monkey Brush Vine
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Monkey Brush Vine
ntroduced Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Monkey Brush vine
Botanical name: Combretum rotundifolium    Family: Combretaceae (rangoon creeper family)
Synonyms: Combretum aubletii

Native to South America, Monkey’s brush is a vine sporting vivid orange-red inflorescences at the tips of the branches. Elongated powder-puff flowers are multi-colored: yellow, orange, and red. When in bloom, this vining shrub is all covered with them, looks like a fire. It is somewhat similar to its cousine Scarlet Comb, but has much more prominent blooms.

Identification credit: Dinesh Valke Photographed in Maharashtra

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