June 7, 2011

more on the Paraboea sp from Yunnan

by Jim Roberts

[Editor's note:  Jim spoke about his recent trip to Yunnan at the May 2011 meeting of the National Capital Area Chapter of the Gesneriad Society in Washington, DC. Identification of the plants is still on-going.]

Here is another of the Paraboea sp. that I managed to get from China.  It opened this week for the first time.  Much different from the first: the flowers are larger and the leaves are very attractive.

This is a second plant of the same species.  This one is still showing all the dried up, curled up leaves that it had when it arrived from China.  These plants get no rain from October through April and then spring into growth and flower once the rains arrive.  True "resurrection" plants.