Quisqualis is a vigorous, fast-growing, climbing shrub growing up to 8 metres tall. The much-branched stems can grow up to 20 metres long in tropical climates.The plant is a popular traditional medicine and is also grown as an ornamental hedge. It is widely cultivated in the tropics and subtropics, sometimes also in the warm temperate zone, as an ornamental climber for clothing arches, climbing into trees etc. It has fragrant white flowers, which become pink with age. In the Tropics of Africa and SE Asia everywhere cultivated for production of the drug (fruits and seeds).