Aeschynanthus evrardii seed pods

Photo by Ron Myhr
Grown by Ron Myhr

Aeschynanthus produce seeds attached to long, silky threads which aid in distribution of the seeds by allowing the seeds to float on air currents to sites quite removed from the original plant. The way in which the seed is attached to the thread is useful in classifying plants.

This photograph won a "Best in Show" award at an AGGS Convention Show. Although screen resolution does not allow one to see this clearly, individual seeds are visible at the center of each thread in an 8 x 10 print.

Photos of large flower clusters on this robust plant, as well as flower detail, are also available.

 

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