Drymonia alloplectoides

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  • Photographer: Julio Betancur

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Drymonia allopectoides grows naturally from Nicaragua to Ecuador. It is a climbing herb with hairy stem and leaves. Its flowers are white, have a bell shape, a leafy calyx, and are typically visited by euglossine bees.

See a front view of the flower showing the large anthers that open by basal pores.

Click here to see the fruit of this species. The fruit is a fleshy capsule that opens into two red valves revealing a cone of seeds in the middle.