Aeschynanthus ‘Greensleeves’

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  • Photographer: Toshijiro Okuto
  • Grown by: Toshijiro Okuto

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Aeschynanthus ‘Greensleeves’, another product of Bill Saylor’s extensive Aeschynanthus program, was originally reported as a hybrid of A. radicans and A. tricolorThe former has been subsumed within A. pulcher, a variable species characterized by tubular calyces in a variety of colors with fairly large red flowers, commonly referred to as “Lipstick Plants”.  A. tricolor on the other hand has short red, black and white flowers with broad saucer-shaped calyces, also in a variety of colors. The greenish calyces of this hybrid could have been inherited from either parent; the striped markings on the flower are similar to those on tricolor. The overall form of the calyces and flower are intermediate between the parents, perhaps closer to pulcher.

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