Thursday, June 23, 2011

Kosters curse/Soap bush (Clidemia hirta)

An invasive shrub native to the South America. Introduced probably as an ornamental plant and naturalized in several tropical countries including Sri Lanka. It is widely distributed along rain forest pathways and streams of wet and montane zones. Also in roadsides and disturbed grounds of lowland wet zone to tea estates in up country. Propagation is mainly due to the seeds spread by birds. 


  1. And according to Martin at Sinharaja, Nylon Bowitiya!