Drymonia serrulata

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

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Drymonia serrulata is a highly variable species with both pink and yellow forms and variations in flower shape. It is very widely distributed in the tropical Americas with substantial variation from one geographical location to another. Throughout its range, the fruit is characteristic – an attractive display fruit adapted for visibility to animals (probably mainly birds) who eat it and distribute the seeds through their droppings.

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A pink form of the flower.

Another yellow flower. 

The display fruit.