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species, hybrids and cultivars

Common Names: Quisqualis, Rangoon creeper, red riot
Synonyms: Quisqualis species
Family:  Combretaceae

The old-fashioned vine known as Rangoon creeper or quisqualis was Quisqualis indica but has been reclassified as Combretum indicum.

More recent to the market is Combretum mussaendiflorum (previously Quisqualis mussaendiflora or Quisqualis falcata var. mussaendiflorais), sold as Red Riot.

These plants were discussed in greater detail in the 2021-07-30 edition of Get Results Gardening. If you garden in Australia, especially the warmer regions that allow you to grow tropical and subtropical plants, you will find plenty of other useful information in this email publication. Find out how to get a free trial at

Combretum (Quisqualis) in the Landscape

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Combretum indicum (syn. Quisqualis indica)

Combretum mussaendiflorum Combretum mussaendiflorum Combretum mussaendiflorum
Combretum mussaendiflorum, sold as Red Riot

More Online Information

Quisqualis indica,Rangoon Creeper The Florez Nursery blog, NSW
Rangoon Creeper Quisqualis indica Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Quisqualis indica The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Rangoon Creeper All Days, All Ways (Blog), Philippines
Rangoon Creeper (Quisqualis indica) Flowers of India
Quisqualis indicaThe Herb Society of America, Inc.
Quisqualis indica Garden Adventures blog, Florida

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