What interesting plants grow in Panama & Costa Rica?
Hi. I have an assignment to write about unique plants that grow in Panama/Costa Rica. I've found some info online but am having trouble finding scientific names for some of the cool plants listed. For instance, something called hot lips or hooker's lips. A holly that occasionally changes sex that is supposedly called ocotea tenera, but I can't find that name online anywhere. Some species of orchid that resembles the form of a female wasp complete with eyes, antennae and wings. An orchid called La Putita de Noche (Little Prostitute of the Night) that smells just at night. I think that pitcher plants are also native to that area--Nepenthes Carnivorous, right?
Ideally I'd like to find more plants like these that have unique adaptations, and some photos would be great to. Can anyone direct me to web sites where I can find this stuff? Thanks much!