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Thank you for the research! Certainly looks like it could be.
Ok just an escapee then, thank you very much.
I found this growing in a wild situation and it looks much like Justicia carnea but the leaves don't have curled edges. That latter is a garden...
Can anyone identify this for me? Flower is about 1.5cm long. Eastern slope of Western Cordillera, Valle Del Cauca department.
Sorry forgot I already posted it. Will try to be more descriptive.
What might this be? 2200m, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Great sleuthing thank you very much! It looks to be widespread. Certainly looks to be it.
I think this is quite common but what is it please?
Thank you both. I think a species of Marcgravia is it. If you search that name on wikipedia then click on "images" the fourth image to the right...
Opps errant click.
The second photo in the first group of five shows the tangled mass of filaments where the mystery plant is attached to the host
I will add that it appears to be epiphytic and I suspect it too is not native as I've never seen it anywhere but on these non native shrubs/trees....
Wendy in the photo above I am talking about the ovoid leaves growing alternately along the stem with the underside colored light purple.
Thank you Silver. It grows on a large flowering woody shrub they call biflora here. I'm not sure what the scientific name is as there seem to be...
In Colombia. What is this parasitic that grows on my flowering garden shrubs?
Thank you very much and as I suspected it's native to Africa.
What might this be? I'm quite sure it isn't native to Colombia. It grows long stalks which eventually lean over and when they touch the ground...
Thank you very much fr that. I'm not surpised that it's from Brazil. There are many garden plants here in Colombia from Brazil.
And is it some sort og garden plant or something native in Colombia?
Thank you. Will give that a try.
Thank you. I'm not sure how to do a summary posting.