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African Violets and Gesneriads: Aeschynanthus Hybrid - ID Please?

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atisch
Alameda, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 15, 2012
11:57 PM

Post #9167177

I obtained this plant 3 years ago from Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses. It was only labeled "Aeschynanthus - Lipstick Plant". I'd appreciate any information anyone here could provide. Is it a hybrid of A. tricolor?

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 16, 2012
6:52 AM

Post #9167375

The only Aeschynanthus species that I can think of that has been relatively frequently used in hybridizing and that also has the green, relatively tight calyces is Aeschynanthus pulcher. Therefore, this plant could very well be one of its hybrids.

A. tricolor has wider, almost bowl-shaped calyces that normally are a maroon/reddish color.

To make matters worse, the genus Aeschynanthus is currently under taxonomic revision...

Olaf
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

June 17, 2012
1:27 PM

Post #9168931

Here's a good place to start
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