Leaves filiform, 206 cm long. Flowers solitary, axillary, sessile, involucrate.
| Sepals 3, 5-8 mm long, acuminate,petals 3, yellowish green or blue, 8-14 mm long; stamens 6, stigmas 3, style solitary, ovary superior, 3-locular. |
Capsule septicidal, cylindric, 1.5-3 cm long, 2-2.5 mm broad, seeds numerous, cylindric, 3-4 mm long; comose, borne at base of fruit.
Flowers are fragrant at night.
Hangs from tree limbs especially live oak and cypress, fences and telephone wires. Low woods and maritime forests.
Virginia south to Florida, west to Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, also in West Indies, Central and South America as far south as Argentina.