Purple flowered climber

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Hilary

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Purple flowered climber
« on: November 29, 2017, 01:39:45 PM »
We saw this climber growing in a pot at Sparoza last month.
I seem to have decided at some time that it was Asirina antirrhiniflora, today I am not so sure
Can anyone put a name to this plant?
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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John J

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Re: Purple flowered climber
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 06:55:18 AM »
Hilary, try Maurandya barclayana.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

Hilary

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Re: Purple flowered climber
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 09:57:24 AM »
Many thanks, John.
I will now rename my photos

This plant appears in  the MGS Sparoza plant list
listhttp://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/plantlist.html

However, without wanting to get into a discussion about plant names, so why am i mentioning it, Maurandya barclayana is listed in the Catalogue of Life as
Maurandya barclaiana

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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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John J

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Re: Purple flowered climber
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2017, 11:07:42 AM »
Hilary, this is a possible alternative spelling but I must say that I have never come across it in connection with the Maurandya.
However, a synonym of M. barclayana is Asarina barclayana and I have seen this listed as A. barclaiana. So, you see your initial identification was not entirely wrong.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)