by Kenneth Moore
This Chirita walkerae was photographed at a local greenhouse on March 5, 2011. Three months later, it's still blooming:
(That looks like the exact same flower, but it's not!)
Do you see the seed pod in the bottom center of the photo? We are trying to collect seed for The Gesneriad Society seed fund: the fund is only as good as the seed donations and the efforts of the good folk who maintain it. Next time you browse the seed list, also think about what you might contribute. Collecting seed is pretty easy - just make sure you know exactly who both parents are.