Rhynchoglossum species

Photo by Ron Myhr
Grown at Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

This is an attractive gesneriad for planting in beds indoors under glass (as here) or outdoors in subtropical climates.  A closeup of the flower can be seen here.

Note the dramatically asymmetrical leaves, not unlike begonias.  These leaves are an example of extreme anisophylly in the Gesneriaceae -- opposite leaves have been completely reduced, and the effect is one of alternate leaves.



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