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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Blue Vine Saritaea magnifica - Wordless Wednesday

Botanical name: Saritaea magnifica
Common name: Blue Vine, Glowvine, Purple Bignonia, Saritaea

Family: Bignoniaceae
Native of: Columbia to Equador
Photographs taken by Autumn Belle at The Secret Garden of 1-Utama
Grateful thanks to Dr. Francis Ng of The Secret Garden of 1-Utama.

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I would like to dedicate this post to Rainfield61, from our Pearl of the Orient, Penang, Malaysia of My Journey blog, the first commenter of my previous "Kesidang" post. He jungle escapades at his 'other home' at Cerok Tekun never fails to remind me of The Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor and his stories are as interesting as in 1,001 Nights!


  1. Hi Autumn Belle! Wonderful flowers! I want to sit on that bench and admire them!

  2. Hey, Tatyana got ahead of me, when i have just checked your site and there was no post yet. hehe. I don't seem to be familiar with this one again, does it have a garlic flavor when crushed? If so then i know it, if not then i don't.

  3. I am with Tatyana. I would like to take a cup of coffee and relax in that garden seat, admiring the flowers.

  4. Dear Autumn Belle, What a joyous way to start a rather grey and chilly Wednesday.

  5. Hiiiii,

    Lovely Purple Blooms! Beautifully Captured :)

  6. The Secret Garden has so many lovely flowers. This is one of them. I have to pay another visit soon.

  7. Lovely! I can't wait until we have flowers here.

  8. The plant can really spread and maintain its beautiful and delicate feature. The flowers are cute.. ~bangchik

  9. LOVE that first one especially. Such beautiful color.

  10. Woah..super lovely..these flwoers are gorgeous!! yay! Happy Ww!

  11. I love the colour of this flower, so beautiful.

  12. Oh!! I have seen my name somewhere in your blog.

    Surprise ans thanks, from the Pearl of Orient.

  13. I love the colour. Have a nice day/Gela

  14. Hi Autumn. The vine is so pretty and you have your trimmed up into such a beautiful shape. The blooms must be fairly large on it too.

  15. Beautiful flowers and such a serene and tranquil garden.

  16. I like the way how this vine is used as shade also ;-) It is good to have some benches at the garden... good for people who are tired.

  17. Hello Autumn Belle, I have a similar vine in a large pot and am looking for a spot for it in the garden. I have an idea but it is near the ponds but I don't want leaves or flowers falling into the pond.

  18. The flower on this plant is such a beautiful colour. I really love that last photo ... such a gorgeous spot in the garden.

  19. Have you noticed that most of these types have different names but have the same shape like the Allamanda flower.
    I guess the blue, the purple, the yellow, the whites are all poisonous?
    Whenever that is, if they have the milk sap.

  20. Wow! That "glowvine" common name sounds about right. We don't have anything like that here (that is native) but I do enjoy seeing it in photos. :) I hope it smells nice, too!

  21. Thank you everyone for your kind words and compliments. I appreciate your visits very much.

    Tatyana and Lotusleaf. Sitting on the bench is exactly what I like to do every time I visit. Benches are placed at strategic spots for us to enjoy the view, rest and relax and for me to wipe my sweat and reload my camera batteries. Some people even bring in newspapers to read.

    James, the flowers do look like a softer version of the allamanda. At the moment, I don't have any info on whether it is poisonous or not.

    Some additional info about Saritaea magnifica:

    It is a highly ornamental and attractive vine that can be grown on the ground, trained on a pergola or trellis and just as good on a container.

    It has yellow-throated, mauve bell-shaped flowers in brilliant clusters that are 2-3" diameter. Flowers are scented and bloom from spring to fall.

    Foliage is green and glossy.

  22. it looks like a lilac yellowbell

  23. i'm hunting for this one... still haven't seen it for sale @ sungai buloh....

    1. YF, I do have the same experience as you. We just have to keep looking. They may appear in the most unlikely time and place.


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