Baptistonia leinigii

ifraser25(z11 Brazil)April 11, 2009

Jay's says that Baptistonia is a monotypic genus but there are at least 3 species described. It is true that echinata is easily the best known, but I like this smaller version. Like all the Baptistonias the flower spike remains a long time on the plant before opening so may need extra protection from pests. From the Atlantic Forest Rio/Sao Paulo area, so probably less tolerant of cold than echinata.

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Pretty blooms , and the photo is great .. Gin

    Bookmark   April 12, 2009 at 10:07AM
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