Syn.: Masdevallia sodiroi
August 4, 2014
Snail vine - Cochliasanthus caracalla
Cochliasanthus caracalla (Fabaceae) is a neotropical, perennial vine with fragrant flowers said to be reminiscent of hyacinths, and a distinctive curled shape, giving rise to its common names. It is the only member of the genus Cochliasanthus and was formerly considered to belong to the genus Vigna.
In wild this species can be found in Guatemala, Panama, Brazil, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Other common names: Corkscrew flower, Corkscrew vine, Snailflower. Syn. Vigna caracalla.
Photo credit: ©Kuinamor | Locality: cultivated (Cormontreuil, Champagne-Ardenne, France - 2008)
Commonly named Fringed Campion, Silene polypetala (Caryophyllaceae) is beautiful woodland flower, very rare, only found in a few spots in Florida and Georgia in the United States, where it is regarded as Endangered species.
Photo credit: ©Julie Tew | Locality: Angus Gholson Nature Park, Chattahoochee, Florida, US