Found and fallen in love with at the Berkeley Botanical Gardens.
The back of the leaves are a rich purple color. Found at Berkeley Botanical Gardens
Cochliostema, proveniente de "El Valle de Antón", Panama. A pesar de ser epífita y de forma similar a las bromelias, es pariente de la Dichorisandra thyrsiflora 'Blue Ginger'
Close up of the flowers.
I have my own now!!!!! I have been told the real name for this one with purple leaves is Cochliostema jacobiana.
This plant can have multiple flower bracts at the same time. It also flowers more than once a year.
Growing in the Hawaiian Botanical Gardens outside of Hilo
Hawaiian flower (s)
Cochliostema odoratissimum, foliage
Cochliostema odoratissimum, plant
Cochliostema odoratissimum, flowers
Palmengarten Frankfurt, Germany. Photo courtesy of Karl Gercens. Copyright Karl Gercens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. http://www.karlgercens.com/