Achimenes admirabilis

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  • Photographer: Unknown
  • Grown by: University of Connecticut Research Greenhouses

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Achimenes admirabilis, like many species in the genus, is native to Mexico and was first formally reported from Oaxaca state. It has an unusual color for an Achimenes, with tube and the lobes a very bright orange-red and a yellow throat. The pattern of spots in the throat varies considerably.

Additional photos may be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below — all the photos are similar, but do illustrate the subtle differences in the dot pattern. Presumably this variation would allow for some selection, perhaps to migrate the dotting onto the corolla lobes.