Ruellia stemonacanthoides

Ruellia_stemonacanthoides

Here we have a wide-ranging species from Central America to Mexico. It belongs to the “long pedunculate group”, as Lucinda and I have affectionately (or sometimes unaffectionately) referred to as such, which includes a host of other things that aren’t exactly screaming “UNIQUE!” to the botanist…

Wild collected, Costa Rica, Tripp & Salazar-Amoretti #151 (DUKE); Photo (I am embarrassed to say) by Erin Tripp. Not a pretty one.

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