Bomarea sp. #2
Photo by James Gaither on flickr.
Alstroemeriaceae - Mexico, Central and South America
Shown: Detail of pendulous inflorescence; individual flowers to 3 cm long; this is the first inflorescence produced by a seedling grown plant of unidentified species purchased at the plant shop of U.C. Botanical Garden at Berkeley approx. 18 mos. ago; plant is container grown, receiving (in our cool summer, frostless climate) several hours of morning sun and bright shade the rest of the day; individual, twining stems have reached approx. 2 m in one year
Detailed description of range, cultural requirements and selected species:
“Bomarea is one of the two major genera in the plant family Alstroemeriaceae. Most occur in the Andes. Several species are occasionally found as garden plants.
“It is essentially a twining version of their relatives in Alstroemeria, though some species stand freely upright.
“Perhaps the most fascinating — and telltale — morphological trait of most if not all Alstroemeriaceae is the fact that the leaves are resupinate: they twist from the base so that what appears to be the upper leaf surface is in fact the lower leaf surface.” (Wikipedia)
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