Mussaenda frondosa, the wild mussaenda or dhobi tree, is a plant of Rubiaceae family. It is a smaller shrub 1.5–2 m (4 ft 11 in–6 ft 7 in) tall by 1.5–2 m (4 ft 11 in–6 ft 7 in) wide. Like all other Mussaenda species, petals are visible as well as white leaves just below the flower. Usually they arose with fruits. Known as "Wal buthsarana (වල් බුත්සරන)" in Sinhala language.
The flowers are clusters of orange-yellow tubular flowers beside large, white bracts, set among pale green, oval leaves; berries follow the bloom. The erect, branching stem has a shrubby crown.
- "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 23 January 2015.