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Kohleria tigridia

Kohleria tigridia


Kohlerias are flowering plants in the family Gesneriaceae. The plants are generally tropical herbs or subshrubs with velvety stems and foliage and brightly colored flowers with spots or markings in contrasting colors. They are rhizomatous and commonly include a period of dormancy in their growth cycle.


This plant was found in the wilderness of Santa Elena Reserve in Costa Rica. It was attached to a tree. Cloud forest. Epyphite plant. Santa Elena Biological Reserve.

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Gesneriaceae bromeliad
Kohleria tigridia?

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32 Comments (1–25)

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Many thanks, DrNamgyalT.Sherpa! ;-)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

Beautiful, Marta and congrats for the SOTD.

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Thanks Antonio and sunnyjosef!

Beautiful Marta,congrats on the Sotd and thanks for sharing

sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Congrats to you Marta..

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Belated thanks to all!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

nice spotting..... Congratulations

Sckel 7 years ago

Congrats, marta.

RobThacker 7 years ago

Congrats on your SOTD Marta

Congrats on the SOTD ! stunning !

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

congrats on the SOTD marta! you are too kind :) by the way, i am "he", my name is caleb ;)

Congratulations Marta !

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Congratulations Marta! I never saw anything like this, it's gorgeous! I especially like your last picture. Lovely photos!

Now I finally have an ID for my spotting posted two years ago!

Congratulations, Marta!!!

DanielePralong 7 years ago

Congrats on this beautiful find!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

And I also give special thanks to venusflytrap200, who was the one who found the right ID for this spotting! So the derived information is there thanks to her keen eye and identification abilities ;-)

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Many thanks for the SOTD! The plant deserves it because it is really beautiful. If you go to the cloud forests fo Costa Rica do not forget to inspect the tree "habitants" near your path: you will be pleasantly surprised with the beauty of many epyphites!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

What an exciting find, Marta ! Congratulations and thanks for the info.

Jopy 7 years ago

Congrats, Marta! Very pretty!

Such lovely SOTD! Congrats Marta!

kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

Beautiful photos and plant!

VivBraznell 7 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD Marta! Beautiful series of images

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Congrats Marta. Truly a spectacular flower.

KarenL 7 years ago

Congrats Marta, your beautiful bromeliad has earned you Spotting of the Day! This exotic flowering plant is a rare species of Gesneriaceae, from the rainforests of Costa Rica.


The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

Cartago, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 9, 2014
Submitted on May 8, 2014

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