endemic to central america, this vigorous woody vine is also known as hawaiian lily.
cup of gold bores thick stemmed liana, quite big and leathery green leaves and large chalice-shaped yellow flowers.
the flowers start out yellow and turn deeper golden as they age. they are fragrant, especially at night, with a scent reminiscent of coconut. the five lobes of the corolla are reflexed, and each lobe is marked with a narrow purplish brown ridge on the inside. (ref: floridata.com)
most likely because of the catchy blossoms, this plant is planted in more urban parks in recent years. however the plant is poisonous in many parts.
金杯藤 cup of gold (solandra maxima) – kingdom: plantae 植物界 | (unranked) 演化支: angiosperms 被子植物 | (unranked) 演化支: eudicots 真雙子葉植物 | (unranked) 演化支: asterids 菊類植物 | order: solanales 茄目 | family: solanaceae 茄科 | genus 屬: solandra | species 種: s. maxima 金杯藤 (source: wiki)