Oct 102016
 

This week sees a second member of the genus Tricyrtis in flower. T. formosana, this species standing tall and making a show in the peat walls. A profusion of mottled purple flowers, which as the tepals drop leave the stigma prominent above the immature triangular seed pod. Growing to 1 metre plus and the thin stems supporting flowers and foliage. A native too Taiwan, it was seen growing at 2650m in a shady bank at the edge of degraded open woodland of Pinus taiwaniana.

Tricyrtis formosana

Tricyrtis formosana

Tricyrtis formosana

Tricyrtis formosana