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:
- A close view of the underside of the stems clearly showing flowers, berries and red-tipped leaves, on a plant exhibited at the 2004 convention of the Gesneriad Society
- A tight view of the berries
- A close view of the flowers on a different plant
- A show plant without berries, from the 2011 convention of the Gesneriad Society