Aeschynanthus siphonanthus

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  • Photographer: Christian Feuillet
  • Grown by: Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

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A number of Aeschynanthus species, such as forms of A. pulcher have tube-like calyces. A. siphonanthus is distinguished by the lime green color of the calyx. Note the emerging buds, reminiscent of lipstick emerging from a tube — hence the common name of “Lipstick Plant” for some species of Aeschynanthus.

Another photo of a plant growing “in the wild” in Sabah, Malaysia, can be seen here.