Aeschynanthus pulcher

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Aeschynanthus pulcher
Aeschynanthus pulcher, RBGE 2009.jpg
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A. pulcher flowers
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Gesneriaceae
Genus: Aeschynanthus
Species: A. pulcher
Binomial name
Aeschynanthus pulcher
G.Don
Synonyms[1]
  • Aeschynanthus beccarii C.B.Clarke
  • Aeschynanthus boschianus de Vriese
  • Aeschynanthus javanicus Hook.
  • Aeschynanthus lampongus Miq.
  • Aeschynanthus lanceolatus Ridl.
  • Aeschynanthus lobbianus Hook.
  • Aeschynanthus neesii Zoll. & Moritzi
  • Aeschynanthus parvifolius R.Br.
  • Aeschynanthus zollingeri C.B.Clarke
  • Trichosporum beccarii (C.B.Clarke) Kuntze
  • Trichosporum javanicum (Hook.) Kuntze
  • Trichosporum lampongum (Miq.) Burkill
  • Trichosporum lobbianum (Hook.) Kuntze
  • Trichosporum parvifolium (R.Br.) Kuntze
  • Trichosporum pulchrum Blume
  • Trichosporum zollingeri (C.B.Clarke) Kuntze

Aeschynanthus pulcher (lipstick plant, red bugle vine) is a species of evergreen perennial plant in the family Gesneriaceae, native to Java. An epiphytic climber, it produces clusters of red flowers from summer to winter.[2]

The specific epithet pulcher means "pretty" or "beautiful", referring to the brilliant red blooms.[3]

With a minimum temperature of 15–18 °C (59–64 °F),[2] A. pulcher is grown as a houseplant in temperate regions. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 1 April 2017 
  2. ^ a b RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 65. ISBN 1405332964. 
  3. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315. 
  4. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Aeschynanthus pulcher". Retrieved 11 June 2013.