Epithema saxatile

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  • Photographer: Unknown, from Genera of Gesneriacea (with permission)

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This photo illustrates the unusual tight inflorescence characteristic of this genus, with flowers typically produced from the center, and opening towards the outside.  The seed pods remain within the calyces while new flowers are being produced, ultimately splitting open to become a kind of display fruit.

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This inflorescence from a different angle.

A different inflorescence.