Nematanthus crassifolius

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  • Photographer: Leslie Brothers
  • Grown by: Smithsonian Institution greenhouses

Images copyright by the individual photographers or their institutions.


Nematanthus crassifolius is a spreading/trailing species with distinctive flowers displayed on variably long dangling calyces.  Other Nematanthus have a similar dangling flower habit. These include N. corticola,  N. brasiliensis. and the hybrid N. ‘Stoplight’A species variant, N. crassifolius ‘Carangola’, has flowers of a deeper hue and distinctive purple calyces.

Additional photos of the species can be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below: