Paliavana prasinata

Photo by Leslie Brothers
Grown at Smithsonian Institution Greenhouses

USBRG 1978-360.

Another photo of the flowers on this bat-pollinated species can be seen here, and the seed pods hereThis species can grow to be a substantial shrub.  A different species, P. tenuiflora, has similar open waxy blooms but lavender flowers.  Another species, P. plumeroides, forms a small tree.

 

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