Achimenes candida

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  • Photographer: John Boggan
  • Grown by: Smithsonian Institution greenhouses

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Achimenes candida is fairly widely distributed in western Central America, from Panama to Chiapas state in Mexico. Its white color is relatively uncommon in the Achimenes; there is significant variation in flower form/size and the dot pattern in the throat.

Additional photos may be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below:

This species, as Trevirania candida, was the subject of a very nice botanical print, from 1848. See it here.