Other Common Names: Giant Pentas
Synonyms: Carphalea kirondron
Although now officially Paracarphalea kirondron, it's still mostly known and sold by the previous name Carphalea kirondron. It's an impressive shrub for the tropics to subtropics.
Due to the difficulty of propagating this species, it can be hard to buy, however. However, it's occasionally offered for sale by vendors in Australia - you may have to search around.
Carphalea in the Landscape.
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Photographs of Carphalea kirondron taken in subtropical Brisbane. It would probably be more exuberant in the tropics
Note unequal calyx lobes.
Possible Misspellings: Carphelia, Carphalia, Carfalea, Carfalia