Leaves simple; lamina with long petiole, oval-lanceolate, dentated. Anthers 5 times longer than the filament. ...it forms a very spreading bush, and the flowers have so little beauty, that few people will give it the room and great heat it requires to make it thrive. (Cult. Prot.)
Published in Cult. Prot. 103 in 1809 (as "Ropala").
From the Island of Trinidad, where its seeds were collected by Mr. James Hope...