Achimenes erecta

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Achimenes erecta
Achimenes erecta flores et folia.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Gesneriaceae
Genus: Achimenes
Species: A. erecta
Binomial name
Achimenes erecta
(Lam.) H.P.Fuchs

Achimenes erecta (syn. A. coccinea) is also known as Cupid's bower, Nut orchid, and Magic flower.[1] Despite its name, Achimenes erecta, this plant is a trailing achimenes. It produces a display of bright red flowers and dark green foliage. The reddish green stem carries groups of hairy, heart-shaped leaves.[2] The flowers last only a few days, but are produced over a period lasting all the way from June to October.


  1. ^ "How to Grow Achimenes - Common Names". Plant-Care. 
  2. ^ "Achimenes" (PDF). Dibleys Nurseries. 

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