Clavija ornata D.Don.

Ornate Clavija

Family: Primulaceae

Genus: Clavija

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: To 34F

Size: To 15' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Leaves simple, long and thin with prominent mid-vein, opposite, entire. Orange flowers and orange fruit, edible.


Published in Edinburgh New Philos. J. 236 in 1831.

Synonym Theophrasta longifolia Jacq. published in Pl. Rar. Hort. Schoenbr. 1: 62 t. 116 in 1797.

Native to Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador.

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