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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Gesneriaceae
Genus: Asteranthera

Asteranthera ovata

Asteranthera is a genus of Gesneriad, native to the humid forests of Argentina and Chile, it is a species of evergreen scrambling vine. The plant has small, scalloped-margin and rounded leaves and its two-lipped, tubular red flowers with white markings flowers in the summer. It can be grown as a climber or a ground cover.


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