Columnea orientandina

Photo by Leslie Brothers, copyright Smithsonian Institution
Grown at Smithsonian Institution greenhouses

Show plants here and here, with both flowers and decorative fruit, illustrate the spectacular decorative potential of this species.  The photo here also nicely illustrates the species' anisophylly as well as the flowering habit.

The individual flowers are quite hairy and produce lots of pollen, as can be seen here.

Also known as Pentadenia orientandina.

USBRG 1994-024

 

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