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Kalanchoe to Manihot
(Syn.: Louteridium conzattii, Neolindenia mexicana), Mexican louteridium
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Unusual collector's plant with odd shaped 1½ to 2 inch pale green flowers with pale purple veins. The calx is three lobed, unlike 5 in other genera of the Acanthus family. The stamens and style extend far beyond the corolla mouth. Probably bat pollinated. Grows as a shrub or soft wooded small tree, 10 to 20 feet high. Native to Mexican states of Veracruz, Oaxaca, and Chiapas. Found in wet mountain forests at elevations of 3,500 to 6,500 feet. Plant in area with plenty of moisture and protect from wind as stems are brittle. Minimum temperature of 45F. USDA zones 10 - 11.
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