Achimenes grandiflora

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  • Photographer: Leslie Brothers, copyright Smithsonian Institution
  • Grown by: Smithsonian Institution Greenhouses

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Achimenes grandiflora is widely distributed in Central America, from Panama through much of southern and central Mexico. Like many widely-distributed species, it is somewhat variable across its range. It has been in cultivation for many years, and was the subject of an 1845 botanical illustration by Edwards.

Other flower photos of this beautiful species can be seen in a slideshow by clicking the links below: