Mascagnia macroptera Flower Yellow Orchid Vine Developing Seed Pod Yellow Orchid Vine, Mascagnia macroptera At Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix , Arizona. Also called: Also called: Callaeum macropterum, Butterfly Vine.
Common Name Yellow Butterfly Vine, Yellow Orchid Vine, Gallinita
Latin Name Mascagnia macroptera
Native Habitat Below 2,500 feet in Baja California
Soil Dry decomposed granite, sand, limestone, low organic content, well drained
Water Twice per month in summer, needs wind protection
Height X Width Vine 15'
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green deciduous
Garden Suitability Sonoran
Ornamental Value Bright yellow butterfly shaped flowers during hottest months
Nature Value Cover for nesting
Native American Uses None known
Links  
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1845/
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/OrchidVineYellow/OrchidVineYellow.htm
    Images and data http://cals.arizona.edu/yuma/horticulture/moody_garden/garden_plant/yellow_orchid_vine_mascagnia_macroptera/yellow_orchid_vine.htm
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Malpighiaceae/Mascagnia_macroptera.html
    Images and data http://ag.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Mascagnia_macroptera.html
    Images and data http://www.californiagardens.com/Plant_Pages/mascagnia_macroptera.htm
    Images and data http://www.killerplants.com/plant-of-the-week/20021104.asp
    Images http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?stat=BROWSE&query_src=photos_flora_sci&where-genre=Plant&where-taxon=Mascagnia+macroptera&title_tag=Mascagnia+macroptera
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=2499
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.almostedenplants.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=745
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