The blog of a systematic botanist of German origin, now working in Australia. It covers botany, phylogenetics, cladistics, science in general, freethought, and occasionally sillier issues.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Botany picture #59: Ruellia longipedunculata
Ruellia longipedunculata (Acanthaceae), Bolivia, 2007. Ruellia is one of the largest genera of the Acanths. The American species that I am familiar with are mostly butterfly- or, as in this case, hummingbird-pollinated. The species shown here is a shrub and grows in eastern Bolivia.