Aeschynanthus pulcher

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  • Photographer: Ron Myhr
  • Grown by: Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

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Note the characteristic green tubular calyx on this species, out of which the red buds emerge like lipstick out of a tube. Another form, previously known as A. lobbianus but now considered to be included in A. pulcher, has a similar habit, but with dark maroon tubes, and the hybrid of that species and this one is called A. ‘Pullobia‘. Photos of A. pulcher growing at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh can be seen here.  This photo illustrates a “natural” perspective on this species, as it clambers along a tree trunk at the RBGE.