Drymonia ecuadorensis

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  • Photographer: Leslie Brothers, copyright Smithsonian Institution
  • Grown by: Smithsonian Institution Greenhouses

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This is the “plain” version of this species, which is characterized by having whitish flowers with the throat yellow with maroon lines.

Drymonia ecuadorensis only grows in Ecuador and is at risk of extinction due to deforestation.

Click here to see the flower in side view and here to see the fruit, a fleshy capsule that opens into two valves to reveal numerous black seeds