Kohleria hirsuta (Ecuador collection)

Photo by Ron Myhr
Grown by Ron Myhr

Distributed by the Smithsonian Institution as USBRG 96-163, this collection is fairly compact and relatively free flowering.  It has quite stiff stems, with no tendency to trail.  It is a good potential hybridizing subject.  A closeup of a flower can be seen here, and other photos of the plant here and here.

The most widely distributed collection of this species has dark leaves and a somewhat different flower.

 

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