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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 4307

Tapeinochilos pubescens

OLD NAME: Tapeinochilos pubescens

NEW NAME: Tapeinochilos pubescens


FULL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Tapeinochilos pubescens Ridl.

STATUS : accepted

CONTINENT: Malanesian

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Osia Gideon Monograph: Listed as a basal flowering species. Bracts thick and woody. Bract apex strongly recurved (35°-50° ), flowers 52-79 mm long; bracts pubescent or glabrous, scape usually short (<10 mm long) and thick.

From: "Michael Pascall" - Today I spent a pleasant time wandering the Flecker Botanical Gardens in Tropical Cairns and visiting some old nurserys , like Limberlost that was established over 40 years ago . So many fantastic plants !! A very impressive Tapienochilus pubescens at Flecker Botanic Gardens .

Listed at El Arish Tropical Exotics
"Thick chunky bamboo like stems with basal flowering. The backscratcher bracts are a rich burnt orange with beautifully contrasting yellow day flowers."

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Tapeinochilos pubescens (Photo by Bruce Dunstan) - Click to see full sized image
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Tapeinochilos pubescens (Photo by Bruce Dunstan)