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This little patch of plants were growing on a damp rock face on the side of a lane nearby. The flowers remind me of Streptocarpus. Below is a later spotting of the same plant
Your suggestion was on the right tracks Craig.
That's great Viv! I'm so pleased they were helpful at RBGE
Have a possible ident for this plant from a botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh - Microchirita involucrata. Will have to wait until next Jan/Feb when hopefully it will still be there and try to take some better images, then perhaps I can get a positive ident.
Hello Viv. This is lovely! It does look like a Gesneriad but as far as I'm aware Streptocarpus is limited to Africa, Madagascar and there abouts. Chirita are in Thailand and some Petrocosmea but I'm afraid I'm no expert in Gesneriaceae.
Lat: 9.12, Long: 99.88
Spotted on Feb 24, 2012 Submitted on Mar 25, 2012