Petrocosmea pubescens

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Petrocosmea pubescens, Chiang Rai, Mae Fa Luang District, Doi Tung, montane deciduous forest on karst limestone, northern Thailand.   This is perhaps the most distinctive species of Petrocosmea due to the peltate leaves and deep purple corollas.  No other species have peltate leaves and only Petrocosmea bicolor has such deep purple corollas, although not uniformly in that species.  A close up of the flowers can be seen here.