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Latin American Plant Gallery

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 Mutisia magnificaMutisia magnifica C. Ulloa & P. Jørg. (Asteraceae)
Mutisia magnifica C. Ulloa & P. Jørg. (Asteraceae), thought to be hummingbird pollinated. Collected by C. Ulloa and P. M. Jørgensen, Loja province, Ecuador.
  NeoregeliaNeoregelia L. B. Sm. (Bromeliaceae)
This bromeliad is a member of the pineapple family.
 NymphaeaNymphaea sp. (Nymphaeaceae)
Nymphaea sp. (Nymphaeaceae) in an open, slow-moving stream in a pasture on the road to Malpais, Nicoya Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica.
 Paepalanthus cappillaceusPaepalanthus cappillaceus Klotzsch ex Körn. (Eriocaulaceae)
An aquatic plant, Paepalanthus cappillaceus Klotzsch ex Körn. (Eriocaulaceae), in Río Mawarinuma, Cerro de la Neblina, Venezuela, 1984.
 Pelliciera rhizophoraePelliciera rhizophorae Triana & Planch. (Theaceae)
Pelliciera rhizophorae Triana & Planch. (Theaceae), a mangrove collected on the Caribbean coast near Cartagena, Colombia.
  Phenakospermum guayannensePhenakospermum guayannense (Rich.) Endl. (Strelitziaceae)
This large tree-like relative of the banana family is native to South America. The large flowers are subtended by boat-shaped bracts. It is a genus of only two species in the Strelitziaceae family.
 Prosopanche costaricensisProsopanche costaricensis L. D. Gómez & Gómez-Laur. (Hydnoraceae)
This plant was growing in Braulio Carrillo National Park near the Quebrada Gonzalez station, 500 m elevtion. This rare and bizarre species, known only from Costa Rica, which is parasitic on roots of rain forest trees on the very wet Atlantic slope, is even more unusual for the fact that the other two species in the genus grow in very dry shrublands of southern South America.
 Schefflera sphaerocomaSchefflera sphaerocoma (Benth.) Harms. (Araliaceae)
Inflorescence of an Araliaceae, Schefflera sphaerocoma (Benth.) Harms., from near Mutatá, Antioquia, Colombia.
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