9 responses to “Deppea splendens”

  1. elizabeth a airhart

    lovely plant
    it is painful to read it is perhaps
    extinct in its natural place
    the colour is so rich hopfully this plant
    can be saved
    thank you to van and daniel
    eric s has a fine website
    don’t let anyone harsh on your mellow

  2. Gabriella

    really very beautiful
    Gabriella Proja

  3. Elizabeth R

    There’s something deeply wrenching about this particular history, isn’t there? It certainly serves to remind us how easily we can lose our treasured biodiversity virtually at a blow.

  4. Johm Murtaugh

    A wonderful picture and a most interesting plant.
    It is hard to believe there aren’t a few plants left in some remote part of Chiapas or Guatamala. I certainly hope they can be reestablished in the wild.

  5. Equisetum

    What a marvelous picture, catching the flower cluster at a perfect moment. I especially like way the lowest flower has just fallen and is dangling by a thread, yet is still fresh and glowing (and a perfect illustration of the flower’s anatomy, with male flower parts attached to the flower tube).

  6. Van

    After reading K. Musial’s article circa 2000, I had to wipe the tears from my eyes. I’m so glad to see this is still in cultivation and I’m pleased you like my photograph.

  7. Margaret-Rae Davis

    This is truely an interesting plant and well photographed. I am interesting in the fact is in the coffe family. I have never seem a coffee bush in bloom. As always I am learning more and more each day.
    Thank,
    Margaret-Rae

  8. Alexander Jablanczy

    The only possible excuse of naming this Csapody would be that it is very close to Chiapas in pronunciation but only for Hungarians who happen to know that Cs in Hungarian is simply Ch in most languages and for unfortunate Russian composers with a German discovery Tsch or even Ts or C with a southern Slavic C miniature superscript v. But if it was respelt CH instead of CS to make it easier for everybody else then the French would mispronounce Ch as Sh.
    So it seems to me all words for international use should be either latinized or anglicized. Only lingists know IPA so thats out.
    But an extinct flower might appropriately have its name derived from an extinct language such as Aztec or Maya or
    Toltec.

  9. Jacqueline Bradley

    Hello,
    I live on the Central Coast of California. I recently talked with a ground keeper from Hearst
    Castle in San Simeon, and it seems that they do posess a few bushes of “Deppea Splendens”…in their gardens. You could maybe obtain more info about this … Loved your article on this plant !!
    Good luck ! Jacqueline Bradley.

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