Mitraria

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Mitraria
Mitraria coccinea 1.jpg
Mitraria coccinea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Gesneriaceae
Genus: Mitraria Cav.
Species: M. coccinea
Binomial name
Mitraria coccinea
Cav.

Mitraria is a genus of flowering plants in the family Gesneriaceae, comprising the sole species M. coccinea (Chilean mitre flower).

It is a woody climbing plant, native of the temperate rain forests of Chile. It is also cultivated as a garden plant in cool, moist areas, scrambling over the ground and climbing trees to 25ft at Arduaine Garden in Argyll, Scotland. The very attractive scarlet-orange tubular flowers are borne in late spring and summer.

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