Petrea volubilis

Petrea volubilis, commonly known as purple wreath, queen's wreath, sandpaper vine, and nilmani, is a species of plant in the family Verbenaceae, native to Tropical America.[1][2]

Petrea volubilis
Petrea volubilis - Purple Wreath at Ambalavayal 2017 (5).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Verbenaceae
Genus: Petrea
P. volubilis
Binomial name
Petrea volubilis


The species is an evergreen flowering vine. It is grown as an ornamental plants, valued especially for its display of violet flowers.[2] The flowers emerge from bracts.[3]


  1. ^ "Petrea volubilis L. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 2020-08-26.
  2. ^ a b "Petrea volubilis - Purple Wreath". Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  3. ^ Retrieved 2020-09-19.