Chalice vine (Solandra maxima)

A large woody vine cultivated as an ornamental.
The flowers, which open mostly at night, are large, cup-shaped, white to yellow in colour, sometimes with purple veins, and measure up to 25cm in length. The flowers are strongly perfumed at night.
The leaves are up to 15cm long and 7cm wide, and can sometimes be variegated in colour.

Toxicity category: 2, 3
Category 2 - Potentially toxicCategory 3 - Irritant
Warning: For all eye exposures rinse the eye with water for 15 minutes and then seek urgent medical assistance. Seek medical assistance for all ingestions.

Common name: Chalice vine

Botanical name: Solandra maxima

Other common names: Golden cup, Trumpet flower

Family: Solanaceae

General description: A large woody vine cultivated as an ornamental.

Flowers: The flowers, which open mostly at night, are large, cup-shaped, white to yellow in colour, sometimes with purple veins, and measure up to 25cm in length. The flowers are strongly perfumed at night.

Leaves: The leaves are up to 15cm long and 7cm wide, and can sometimes be variegated in colour.

Fruit/Berries: The fruit are fleshy, nearly round and up to 6cm in diameter, white to pale-yellow, with many small seeds inside.

Other: The sap has been recorded as being an irritant, either in the eye or on the skin.

Symptoms: All parts of the plant are thought to be toxic. If ingested, symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, headache, dilated pupils, temperatures and delirium.

Toxicity category: 2, 3
Category 2 - Potentially toxicCategory 3 - Irritant
Warning: For all eye exposures rinse the eye with water for 15 minutes and then seek urgent medical assistance. Seek medical assistance for all ingestions.

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