Columnea gigantea

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  • Photographer: Toshijiro Okuto
  • Grown by: Toshijiro Okuto

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Another photo, exhibited at the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society, shows the yellow oblong berry of the species — arguably more decorative than the flowers!

Note the red-patterned back of the leaves in both photos. It is thought that the red splotches attract hummingbirds, who are then able to identify and feed at the inconspicuous flowers, effecting pollination.