Friday, October 8, 2010

Clappertonia ficifolia, Bolo Bolo....Check out the peculiar bundle-scars visible in the bottom picture.

This came from Florida this spring, a 15" flimsy stem in a 6" pot. Brad put it in a large container on the East Terrace of the Administration Building and it's thrived. Multiple stems between 2 and 3 feet are flowering cheerfully. Both flowers and fruit have a certain appeal. TopTropicals calls it rare. Native to Africa, it has apparently become something of a pest in parts of SE Asia.

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