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Talayote

Dictyanthus pavonii

Description:

They are erect or climbing herbaceous plants that reach from 0.50 to 1 (-1.5) m tall, with adventitious roots visible. The inflorescences are extra-axillary, shorter or nearly as long as adjacent leaves, 1-5 flowers

Habitat:

Dispatched by Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama.

4 Comments

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 10 years ago

Preciosas imágenes.

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 10 years ago

Glad to be of help David and thanks for the introduction. I shall be on the look out for some seed of this species now!

David.Ismael
David.Ismael 10 years ago

thank to all!
craigwilliams: I say this is exciting, thanks for the ID! I was having trouble because the closest thing I found these flowers were the "Stapelia" but now thanks to you i know what it is, these were plentiful in the hill of my community, are very nice though it is the first time I see them greetings to all!

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 10 years ago

This is amazing David! Thank you so much for sharing it. I'd never seen one before but the flower has typical Apocynaceae (Milkweed) traits, so after a bit of digging this is what it seems to be. Very few images on the net for something so beautiful and flamboyant, even as Matelea pavonii as I guess it either was or now is.

David.Ismael
Spotted by
David.Ismael

Jalisco, Mexico

Spotted on Aug 8, 2011
Submitted on Nov 28, 2011

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