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Red Clerodendrum thomsoniae flowers with white bracts and filaments
clerodendrum thomsoniae
Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding Heart Vine)

Native to tropical West Africa it's an evergreen liana, growing up to approximately 13 feet tall in its natural habitat. The plant is well-regarded for its decorative white flowers with dark red corollas, providing a striking visual contrast, There are a few cultivars of this plant known, one with variegated leaves and another with larger white bracts with a lilac blush, alongside a large red bract variant. In Colombia, the leaf-cutting ants love this plant. Photographed in Barranquilla, Colombia.

A Clerodendrum thomsoniae inflorescence with red flowers and white bracts
Clerodendrum thomsoniae flowering inflorescence

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