Aeschynanthus chiritoides

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  • Photographer: Ron Myhr
  • Grown by: Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

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This most unusual Aeschynanthus was recently collected in Vietnam. It seems that the species name derives from the resemblance of the flowers to those of the genus Chirita, which has since been subsumed within Primulina. The flowers in fact bear more than a passing resemblance to those of a third genus, Lysionotus, and are quite unlike the most widely known Aeschynanthus, with their bright red tubular flowers.

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