Plant ID forum: Vine @ Houston Zoo

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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Aug 3, 2016 6:44 AM CST
Anyone know what this vine is? Very tiny toothed leaves and tiny little reddish-pink (or pinkish-red?? Blinking ) trumpet shaped flowers with a paler throat. This is growing at the Houston Zoo, hanging down over a tall "rock" wall. It was hanging down maybe about 6 feet in total length in full sun. Not clinging in any way and doesn't appear to have the ability to cling - just hang or drape. Stems are very straight and slightly stiff. Stems were also somewhat more angular than rounded.

Thanks!
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Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Aug 3, 2016 7:01 PM CST
That interesting plants.
Dont have any idea yet. Wish other member can recognize it soon Smiling

LorettaNJ
Aug 3, 2016 7:25 PM CST
Looks a little like Firecracker plant except with more leaves - Russelia equisetiformis
http://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/3150/firecracke...
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 3, 2016 8:43 PM CST
The blooms do look like Firecracker Plant (Russelia equisetiformis)
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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Aug 3, 2016 8:47 PM CST
Thanks. It does look much like some type of russelia, but there was no arch to the stems at all - they just hung straight down all neat and tidy - two words that would never be used to describe Russelia equisetiformis! nodding

Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be much info out there on more than just a few Rusellia types - none of which fit this plant. This gives me some direction, though!

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