Columnea orientandina

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  • Previous Name: Pentadenia orientandina
  • Photographer: Ron Myhr
  • Grown by: Olive Ma Robinson

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This was a spectacularly beautiful and extremely well-grown plant, shown at the 2002 AGGS Convention show. The combination of small bright yellow flowers, enormous pinkish lavender berries and glossy red-tipped leaves was one of the highlights of this excellent show.

Unlike many of the more commonly-grown species in this genus, C. orientandina has a distinctly spreading and relatively upright habit. The robust stems are woody and stiff. The individual flowers are quite hairy and produce lots of pollen.

Additional photos can be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below: