Columnea orientandina

Photo by Ron Myhr
Grown by Olive Robinson

Other photos of this spectacular species can be seen here, here and here.  The small relatively inconspicuous flowers provide a startling contrast to the large showy pink berries.  The red tips to the leaves are probably responsible for luring pollinating hummingbirds to the plant. 

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



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