Russelia equisetiformis Schltr. & Cham.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Corel Plant
Synonym: Russelia juncea Zucc.
Common Name: Not available
Flowering & Fruiting Period: January-March
Distribution: Tropical America
Habitat: Grown as garden plant
Uses: Ornamental garden plant
Key Characteristics: Shrub 35-50 cm or more high with long rush-like ribbed green stems; branches very slender, whorled. Leaves small, whorled, the upper opposite about 2 mm long, linear. Flowers 2 cm long, scarlet. Calyx 2 mm long, campanulate. Corolla tubular; limb small, about 2 cm across, 2-lipped, subequally 5-lobed. Stamens 4, didynamous, included. Fruit a capsule but rarely set.