This is an evergreen prickly shrub with beautiful red, orange or yellow flowers with slit petals on stalks in terminal racemes. The leaves are deciduous. Very decorative hedges can be made with this plant, which loves sunshine. It has extended roots enabling it to grow in poor soil. A valuable garden plant. The flowers, leaves bark and roots have been used in home remedies.
Special thanks to the late Desmond Nicholson of the Museum of Antigua & Barbuda and Peter Duce for making this section of Antigua Nice Ltd possible!