Climbing herbaceous or shrubby perennials with compound leaves and leaf-opposed racemes of brilliantly coloured flowers. Fertile stamens didynamous. Capsule small, oblong. A South American genus of few species. The name is from 4 Eccremocarpus 343 pendent, and 4 Eccremocarpus 344 a fruit, in allusion to the pendulous seedvessels.

1. E. scaber (fig. 195), syn. Calampelis scabra. - An herbaceous climber with bipinnate leaves and orange and scarlet tubular flowers. This handsome plant is usually treated as an annual in the open air. It is a native of Chili.

Fig. 195. Eccremocarpus scaber. (1/4 nat. size.)

Fig. 195. Eccremocarpus scaber. (1/4 nat. size.)