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Location

  • San Diego Zoo

Bloom time (approximate):

  • Nearly year-round

Gardens

Plants: Species

Vines: Orange Clock Vine Thunbergia gregorii

FAMILY: ACANTHACEAE (Acanthus Family)

Gorilla Tropics at the San Diego Zoo has an especially exuberant example of the orange clock vine Thunbergia gregorii. When you walk past the vigorously cascading twiner, you can easily imagine that you've stepped into the tropics of Africa, where it makes its home.