Chirita sp. 'New York'
Photo and text by John Boggan
This plant was originally introduced as a Didymocarpus species, was later identified as C. pteropoda (a species to which it is closely related and under which name it has been widely grown), and is now considered an unidentified and possibly new species. The cultivar name is meant to be provisional until it is properly identified. Chirita sp. New York is one of the few Chirita species with white or pale yellow flowers. The wild origin of this plant is unknown, but it probably comes from southern China.
This species can be very floriferous, as can be seen in a photograph of the flowers alone.