Columnea minor

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

This is an exotic, dramatic, beautiful and hard-to-grow species that is also highly variable -- for illustration of this, check out these three very different versions (here, here, here, here).  It is possible that one or more of these are hybrids.

Also known as Trichantha minor.

USBRG 1995-028

 

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