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at the NYBG. This thing is fairly big - peduncles a few feet long.

Strongylodon macrobotrys, aka jade vine. Pollinated by bats. There's a bad pic of the vine here - move your mouse over the pic to see where the peduncles are.






 
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I saw this one in flower at the Huntington Library conservatory in San Marino. It was the most unusual shade of green turquoise. I've never seen that color in a flower!
Stunning!
Peter.
 

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It usually flower during the months of December to March.

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So those are the flowers? I couldn't access the vine photo -- pretty cool though...I'm starting to get into other plants (horrors! I know - and it's all you people's fault! Succulents, gesneriads, these bat things...not to mention the natives!!! ARGH! Next thing you know I'll actually start to like begonias...Noooooo!!!!!) :sob:
 
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Sorry Heather, I've fixed the link. This one is beyond growing at home, I think.
 

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Nice, Last year when EOrchids & I went to NYBG we posted a photo of the plant [tree] from further back. I think there's a pink/orange plant on the other side.
 

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There is another vine that is as spectacular which comes from New Guinea. Its called Red Jade Vine. (Mucuna bennetii). I Borrowed this picture this is not mine.

Ramon:)

Red Jade Vine
 

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That is a Thunbergia mysorensis. Another picture I borrowed.

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