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Showy Medinilla

Medinilla magnifica


Medinilla magnifica Lindl. 1850 (family Melastomataceae), is a native to the Philippines (Luzon, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros and Panay). It is an epiphytic tropical evergreen shrub that grows to 8’ tall in its native habitat where it may be seen growing in part shade locations out of soil pockets on rain forest trees or in the ground in clearings. Called Kapa-kapa in Tagalog, it is also commonly known as the Philippine Orchid. This tropical shrub bears drooping clusters of rosy pink flowers, giving it a common name of Rose Grape or Pink Lantern. Its bloom colors range from pink to coral red. Related spotting from Makiling:


River bank in Brgy. Malupak, Lucban, Province of Quezon, near Mt. Banahaw de Lucban.


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Thanks Luis, Antonio, triggsturner :)

LuisStevens 5 years ago

Congrats Agnes!

triggsturner 5 years ago

Nice work Agnes, great series and congrats on your SOTD.

Beautiful series Agnes,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Thank you Sckel! :)

Sckel 5 years ago

very beautiful, congratulations AgnesAdiqueTalavera

Thanks Mark and armadeus :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago


armadeus.4 5 years ago

Congratulations!!!!! Wonderful series and fantastic pics :)

Thanks for the faves; thanks venusflytrap and ForestDragon! :)

Oh Wow! This is so unexpected.. Thank you Ashley and Project Noah for the appreciation and recognition! <3

CalebSteindel 5 years ago

Congratulations! Well-deserved SOTD!

ForestDragon 5 years ago

Congratulations! Beautiful spotting. :-)

AshleyT 5 years ago

Congrats Agnes, this beautiful flower has been chosen as Spotting of the Day!



Quezon, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 28, 2015
Submitted on Dec 1, 2015

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