Chlorocodon

CHLOROCODON (Greek for green and bell, alluding to the flowers). Asclepiadaceae.

It is now cultivation in Southern Florida and Southern California. It is a strong, woody twiner. with large opposite, cordate-ovate, thick leaves and axillary clusters of odd flowers, .75-1 inch in diameter; corolla rotate-bell-shaped, thick, green; the segments ovate and acute, purple at the base inside, and bearing long-notched lobes. Anthers connivent over the capitate stigma. The roots are used medicinally in Natal, under the name of Mundi. The plant is an interesting green house climber, but not handsome.