Odontonema Nees

1 species introduced Aust.; Qld, NSW

*Odontonema tubaeforme (Bertol.) Kuntze

Erect rhizomatous shrub to 2 m high. Stems 4 angles often with grooves. Leaves elliptic to 18 cm long, 8 cm wide; margins entire or crenulate, apex acuminate sometimes curved to one side. Inflorescence terminal, flowers in sessile groups of 5–7 in upper half of rachis. Calyx 2 mm long. Corolla red 2–3 cm long, lobes ciliate on margins. Stamens enclosed by corolla. Style 14–17 mm long. Occasional garden escape. Introd. from Central America