Combretum indicum

Combretum indicum

  • Combretum indicum
  • Combretum indicum
  • Combretum indicum
  • Combretum indicum
  • Combretum indicum
  • Combretum indicum
  • Flower name
    Combretum indicum
  • Scientific name
    Combretum indicum
  • AliasCombretum indicum
  • Place of originSoutheast Asia such as India to the Malay Peninsula and Java Island
  • Place of floweringGreenhouse, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August, September

What is Combretum indicum

Combretum indicum, Chinese honeysuckle, Rangoon creeper, or Sikunshi (scientific name: Combretum indicum) is native to Southeast Asia such as India to the Malay Peninsula and Java Island and is an evergreen vine shrub belonging to the family Combretaceae. The leaves are oval and pointed. There are sharp thorns in the vine, and they pierce them by piercing them with other objects. The flowers bloom in the evening, and are white flowers at the beginning, but they turn pink on the second day and red on the third day. The flower has a long cylindrical shape and the tip splits 5 times. The flowers that begin to bloom have a fragrance. After the flower, an oval fruit ripens and becomes dark brown. Roots, seeds and fruits are decocted and used as a herbal medicine for parasite control.

Generic name: Combretum indicum, Scientific name: Combretum indicum, aka:Chinese honeysuckle, Rangoon creeper, or Sikunshi, Leaf shape: Oval, leaf length: 7-15 cm , Phyllodes: opposite, leaf margin: whole margin, flowering period: May to September, inflorescence form: umbel, flower diameter: 2 to 4 cm, flower color: white (evening) → pink (day 2) → Red (day 3), vine length: 2.5-8 m, fruit type: drupe, fruit color: dark brown, use: ornamental (flower), seeds are herbs such as anthelmintics.


  • Order
    Myrtales
  • Family
    Combretaceae
  • Genus
    Combretum
  • Species
    C. indicum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeevergreen vine shrub
  • Flower colorsPink White
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorBrown
  • Height250.0 ~ 800.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 4.0 cm

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