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Aeschynanthus


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(family Gesneriaceae)

A genus of herbs, bole climbers, or epiphytes, many of which have fleshy leaves. The flowers are vivid red, strongly protandrous (see protandry), and bird-pollinated. There are about 100 species, found in forest undergrowth from warm temperate China to tropical South-east Asia.

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