Saturday, May 4, 2013

Botany picture #61: Suessenguthia barthleniana

Suessenguthia barthleniana (Acanthaceae), Bolivia, 2007. Named after a German professor, Suessenguthia is a small genus of only six species found in southern Peru, Bolivia and Acre, although it will perhaps have to be united with the larger genus Sanchezia at some point in the future. They are shrubs with large pink to red flowers, and one species is used as an ornamental.

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