Corytoplectus cutucuensis

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  • Previous Name: Alloplectus vittatus
  • Photographer: Leslie Brothers, copyright the Smithsonian Institution
  • Grown by: Smithsonian Institution Greenhouses (USBRG 1994-020)

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C. cutucuensis is attractive even without its flowers, although this spectacular photo shows just how flashy it can be with them. This species also produces interesting “display fruits”.

C. cutucuensis is likely the same species as C. speciosus, once known as Alloplectus vittatus.

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An attractive plant without flowers.

A spectacular cluster of display fruits.

A single closeup of a display fruit.