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Paraphalaenopsis sp., Paraphalaenopsis, Rat-tailed Phalaenopsis

Paraphalaenopsis sp.

Paraphalaenopsis, Rat-tailed Phalaenopsis
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Borneo
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphytePink flowersWhite/off-white flowersUnusual colorYellow/orange flowers

The genus Paraphalaenopsis consisting of 4 species endemic to Borneo and one natural (unconfirmed) hybrid, Paraphalaenopsis × thorntonii (P. denevei × P. serpentilingua).

They are morphologically similar to Phalaenopsis and were a long time considered as species of that genus. The distinguishing feature of this small genus is the terete, cylindrical leaves which lead to the genus becoming popularly known as the 'rat-tailed' phalaenopsis.

Best in baskets or mounted since plants tend to become pendent with age.

Paraphalaenopsis sp., Paraphalaenopsis, Rat-tailed Phalaenopsis
Paraphalaenopsis laycockii
Paraphalaenopsis sp., Paraphalaenopsis, Rat-tailed Phalaenopsis

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Pararistolochia goldieana, Pararistolochia, African Corpse Flower
Pararistolochia goldieana seeds

Pararistolochia goldieana

Pararistolochia, African Corpse Flower
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Origin: Equatorial Africa
Vine or creeperShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual colorUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

A forest climber to 7 m long from a thickened rootstock, occurring in Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Fernando Po and Cameroun. This very rare, large woody vine climbs high up into tall forest trees with beautiful, glossy, heart-shaped leaves and very large, bizarre, saxophone-shaped flowers about 30 cm across that are mottled purple to red with a purplish striped throat. Pararistolochia goldieana with fly-pollinated flowers the size of a cardboard box, this liana is Africa's equivalent of Rafflesia. Common Name - African Corpse Flower. Some say it is on account of the smell of decaying flesh of the mature flower.

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Passiflora laurifolia, Water lemon, Jamaican Honeysuckle,Golden Bellapple

Passiflora laurifolia

Water lemon, Jamaican Honeysuckle,Golden Bellapple
Family: Passifloraceae
Origin: Tropical Americas
Vine or creeperFull sunRegular waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersUnusual colorFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdible

Passiflora laurifolia is a tall, vigorous, evergreen climbing shrub producing more or less woody stems from 5 - 18 metres or more long. These stems can scramble over the ground or clamber into other plants, supporting themselves by means of coiling tendrils.

The fruits are eaten fresh, or used in drinks and beverages.

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Pearcea rhodotricha, Pearcea

Pearcea rhodotricha

Family: Gesneriaceae
Origin: Ecuador
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual colorOrnamental foliage

Pearcea rhodotricha is endemic to Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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Pelargonium sp., Pelargonia, Geranium

Pelargonium sp.

Pelargonia, Geranium
Family: Geraniaceae
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersUnusual colorOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Species and varieties:

Pelargonium Angel Eyes

Pelargonium crispum

Pelargonium Ardens

Pelargonium cordifolium

Pelargonium crithmifolium

Pelargonium Deerwood Lavender Lass

Pelargonium desertorum

Pelargonium echinatum

Pelargonium ferulaceum

Pelargonium fulgidum

Pelargonium incrassatum

Pelargonium gibbosum

Pelargonium graveolens

Pelargonium myrrhifolium

Pelargonium peltatum

Pelargonium quercifolium

Pelargonium sericifolium

Pelargonium sidoides

Pelargonium tetragonum

Pelargonium Vancouver Centennial

Pelargonium vitifolium

Pelargonium x domesticum

Pelargonium x hortorum

Stellar Pelargonium (Stellar geraniums) are a subgroup of the zonal Pelargoniums. They are called 'stellar' because, unlike the round leaves and petals of typical zonals, they have pointy leaves and petals- two very narrow petals on top and three wider ones on the bottom of the flowers.

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