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Orchid and Flower Photography and Talks by Ron Parsons


This family is closest to the Snapdragon family, the Scrophulariaceae. There are hundreds of species in this family, and they are found in both hemispheres, from the tropics to alpine areas. One genus in this family is probably the most popular blooming houseplant, Saintpaulia, the African Violet. Also well known are Streptocarpus (Cape Primrose), Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Vines), Columnea, Kohleria, Nematanthus, and Sinningia (the florist’s gloxinia is one). Many species have fuzzy flowers and plants. Most are fairly easy to grow and propagate. The talk gives a wonderful selection of these beautiful plants as well as some cultural information.

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Pearcea hypocyrtiflora

Kohleria bogotoensis

Chirita briggsioides

Titanotrichum oldhamii