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I am trying to identify this flower. It was spotted in an Australian Botanic Gardens. I have been advised that the plant was approx 1.8m high and the flowers approx 2cm wide. Any help greatly appreciated.

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That's an Apocynaceae, from the species Strophanthus speciosus. Its common name here in Australia is corkscrew flower or poison rope.

It's not native to Australia, though: it's native to Africa.

You can easily identify it by the flower:

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Flowers of Strophanthus speciosus in the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne (source of the image)

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  • $\begingroup$ I would just like to send my sincere thanks for your help Gerardo. I appreciate it very much. $\endgroup$ – Ann Elliott Jun 24 '17 at 15:10
  • $\begingroup$ Ann, please consider accepting Gerardo's answer as correct if you think the case is settled. $\endgroup$ – Sudachi Jun 27 '17 at 13:08
  • $\begingroup$ @Sudachi Thanks for the comment, but this is OP's first question. According to my experience at StackOverflow, OP is probably not going to see this comment anyway... most of 1-question wonders never come back or simply open a new account when they want to make another question. $\endgroup$ – user24284 Jun 27 '17 at 13:13
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, I see it quite often. Wish sometimes these could be voted on to close them. It was nice of her to thank you so I thought she might be able log back in and accept the answer. I'll keep my fingers crossed. $\endgroup$ – Sudachi Jun 27 '17 at 13:17
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    $\begingroup$ It is fine, I can see now what I should have clicked on. I am truly sorry Gerardo for that! I was incredibly grateful for you identifying that plant for me. I do floral photography and sometimes plants are wrongly identified or not named at all. It can get quite frustrating at times. I owned a plant nursery for many years so have a fair knowledge of local plants but some I still struggle with sadly! $\endgroup$ – Ann Elliott Jun 27 '17 at 20:21

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