January 31, 2011

Sarmienta scandens

Already have a cool humid growing environment for, say, pleurothallids*? Sarmienta scandens might just be the gesneriad for you. Check out Jacob Uluwehi Knecht's photograph of a Sarmienta scandens flower, complete with ruler and many informative links. Did I mention the links? Yes, click on all of them, and see S. scandens growing on a tree, and how the flower and leaf compare to Mitraria coccinea.

*Those be orchids.

January 25, 2011

January Petal Tones Issue

Belatedly announcing....

The January issue of Petal Tones (PDF), now available on the National Capital Area Chapter of the Gesneriad Society's website!

This issue includes the 2011 schedule of meetings and events, an article on "naturalistic" terrariums for Ecuadorian gesneriads and one on care of Episcia, photos of the NCAC club plant (Sinningia "Pink Tiger" x Sinningia bullata), and more.

To sign up to receive the e-newsletter by email, e-mail the editors. Back issues are also on our website. If you're in the Washington, DC area, be sure to come to the next chapter meeting at the National Arboretum on 12 February!

January 23, 2011


Yes, there's a rumour that we'll start posting here again! Stay tuned....