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Deherainia smaragdina, Emerald Flower

Deherainia smaragdina

Emerald Flower
Family: Primulaceae   (Formerly:Theophrastaceae)
Origin: Mexico
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterUnusual color

Deherainia smaragdina is endemic to Mexico. Five petaled flowers are surrounded by shiny leaves. Pollinated by flies, Deharaina smaragdina attracts its pollinators with a most unpleasant odor. Apart from its distinctive odour, caused by a 'fatty acid derived ester', it also has distinctively coloured flowers - green.

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