Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Philippine JADE VINE Blooms at the ENIS A. HAUPT CONSERVATORY



The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory in the Bronx, the nation's largest Victorian glasshouse features a myriad of marvelous tropical flowers including JADE VINE. I captured these images of cascading flowers of Philippine jade vine when I visited the conservatory for the Brazilian orchid show recently.
From wikipedia:
The jade vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) is a native of the tropical forests of the Philippines. Its flowers are the color of jade, and hang in bunches up to 90 cm long; each clawlike flower is about 7½ cm long. In its native Philippines, the jade vine's flowers are pollinated by bats.
S. macrobotrys is prized in tropical and subtropical gardens for its showy flowers which are a highly unusual blue-green. It is usually grown over a pergola so that the flowers may hang down below where they can be seen easily.

1 comment:

Tony said...

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