A global citizen science platform to discover, share and identify wildlife
Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch!
Brightly colored flower growing directly from the trunk of the tree.
que linda planta
Jellis, is there a difference in appearance?Thanks Victoria!
after doing some more research on this plant I believe the subspecies maybe Herrania balaensis. I am only basing this on wiki though. It says this species is only found in ecuador. Some the others are found in Costa Rica and Columbia
We saw a few, but not many of them in the jungle.
What's strange about it, is it's a tree with flowers and pods coming out of the trunk of the tree. Very unusual. And heard hard to find. Heard there is one in a tropical garden park in Florida.
Me too Jellis!Interesting question outdooreducation - this is what I found online: Like cacao, H. purpurea has a sweet edible pulp. The seeds are used by indigenous peoples to make a cacao drink. I've no idea why it has monkey in the common name though!
Glad someone got the ID I'm sure lots of us were curious of what it was. Interesting name and great looking plant
Thank you Despina & C. Daehler for the ID, & thanks everyone for your comments!
Not an epiphyte but a tree with flowers and fruits on trunk. I think this is pulcherima because it has darker red straps but there are other species that have no Internet pictures and look similar.
Sooo beautiful. It must be shocking to see such bright pink amongst all the green.
Epiphytic type plant. Though I found two images online neither had a name for it.
Oh wow! I want one!
Spotted on Dec 7, 2012 Submitted on Dec 12, 2012
and 2 other people favorited this spotting