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Chirita linearifolia

Photo by Ron Myhr
Grown by Monte Watler

This interesting species can produce a long "neck" as the crown grows up and lower leaves fall off.  This can result in an interesting bonsai effect -- this particular specimen was in fact entered in the artistic division, rather than the horticultural division, of the spring 1999 show of the Toronto Gesneriad Society.  It won an award.  A closeup of the flowers can be seen here, and a younger plant here.

 

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