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Eucrosia dodsonii

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Eucrosia dodsonii is a species of plant that is endemic to Ecuador. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]

It grows from bulbs 2.5–5 cm in diameter. The stalked (petiolate) leaves have blades (laminae) 20 cm long by 12 cm wide. The zygomorphic flowers are yellow, produced in an umbel on a 60 cm tall stem (scape); the stamens have prominent long filaments. Unlike most species in the genus, E. dodsonii does not have nectaries.[2]

In cultivation, plants should be kept warm and dry when the leaves wither, and watered only when the flowers or leaves begin to grow again, when a sunny position is required for about half the day.[2]

References

  1. ^ Oleas, N. & Pitman, N. 2003. Eucrosia dodsonii. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine Downloaded on 21 August 2007.
  2. ^ a b Grossi, Alberto (2010), "Eucrosia in cultivation", The Plantsman (New Series), 9 (4): 239–244

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Eucrosia dodsonii: Brief Summary

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Eucrosia dodsonii is a species of plant that is endemic to Ecuador. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

It grows from bulbs 2.5–5 cm in diameter. The stalked (petiolate) leaves have blades (laminae) 20 cm long by 12 cm wide. The zygomorphic flowers are yellow, produced in an umbel on a 60 cm tall stem (scape); the stamens have prominent long filaments. Unlike most species in the genus, E. dodsonii does not have nectaries.

In cultivation, plants should be kept warm and dry when the leaves wither, and watered only when the flowers or leaves begin to grow again, when a sunny position is required for about half the day.

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