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Monday, July 25, 2011

Aeschynanthus pulcher - The Lipstick Plant

Scientific name: Aeschynanthes pulcher
Synonym: A. lobbianus, A. parvifolius, A. radicans

Common name: Lipstick Plant
Chinese name: 口紅花 (kou hong hua)

Family: Gesneriaceae (African violet family)
Origin: Malaysia, Southeast Asia

Category: Evergreen perennial vine
Photographs taken at: The Rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama

The genus name 'Aeschynanthes' is derived from the words 'aischuno' meaning 'to be ashamed' and 'anthos' for 'flower'.

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