Columnea sp. corolla on the forest floor

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  • Photographer: Ron Myhr
  • Grown by: nature (and died) in Costa Rica

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Columnea is mostly an epiphytic genus, and plants can be virtually impossible to see high up in the forest canopy. The first hint that plants may be in the vicinity is often the presence of dropped corollas on the forest floor. See another photo of dropped corollas here.