Wrightia antidysenteria - Apocynaceae

                This beautiful shrub with dark green leaves produces multiple pure white flowers

                with yellow center. Grows 2 to 3m high in full sun but tolerates light shade.

                Contrary to Wrightia religiosa which has small hanging flowers the flowers of 

                this species are not fragrant but more conspicuous and beautiful.

 

                Wrightia religiosa which is called "Mok" in Thailand, is very often used to create bonsai trees

                or  is being trained into special shapes.

                The highly fragrant, pendent flowers are most abundant from February to April but appear all 

                year long. 

                This is a popular shrub in Thailand being planted at temples or houses and growing 1 to 3m tall.

                All parts of Wrightia contain latex.

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