Dalechampia

Dalechampia was named after the French savant,Dalechamps, 1513-1588.

Euphorbiacere. This genus contains a tropical shrub rarely cultivated for its showy rose-red bracts.In 1867, Hooker said it was one of the noblest plants introduced for many years, comparable only with the Bougainvilleas, and surpassing them in size of bracts and brilliancy of color. It is presumably inferior to Euphorbia pulcherrima as a florists‘ plant, but is worth trial in the finer conservatories. The genus has about 50 species widely scattered in warm regions, shrubs, twiners or tall climbers, some of which have white bracts. Cultivated in a warm house. Prop. by cuttings.
               Roezliana, Muell. Arg. Erect shrub, 3-4 ft. high, highly branched. The leaves can be 6 in. long, sessile, obovate-lanceolate, acuminate, entire, or with coarse obtuse teeth above the middle, narrowed to a cordate base. The bracts measure 2-2 1/2  in. long, broadly heart-shaped, sessile, toothed, membranous, nerved, rose-red, with other smaller bracts. The flowers are small, yellow, clustered. Mex. B.M.56-£0. Var. alba, Hort., has white bracts.