11 responses to “Bejaria resinosa”

  1. Eric in SF

    The Neotropical Ericads are one of my absolute favorite groups of plants. Great work, Andreas!

  2. Michael F

    A similar case is Stuartia, named after John Stuart, mis-spelled “Stewartia” by Linnaeus.

  3. TC

    Is it against botanic law to add a teeny tiny parenthetical common name?

  4. Daniel Mosquin

    It’s not against botanic law, but it is against what I like to do. Common names are almost always in the text or the links.

  5. elizabeth a airhart

    a lovely flower to look at
    this early morning
    a flower by any other name? daniel
    thank you to andreas and daniel

  6. TC

    Thanks Daniel,
    I’ll look more closely for mention of the common name. The main reason for the request: I’m a garden writer and common names help my readers identify a plant. I most always include the botanic/Latin when I write about a particular plant.

  7. Eric Hunt

    TC – common names are really really a bad idea because they vary so much. They can even vary within the same country! There’s just no way to be certain you’re talking about the same plant when using common names. Sorry for the mini-rant, but I’m on a quest to educate the more casual gardener on using scientific names instead of common ones. I still don’t understand why people are intimidated by scientific names. *shrug*
    My suspicion is this plant is probably not available in the retail trade. That’s probably a good thing as the native habitat is so very different from the climate in North America. Coastal northern California is one of the only places in North America with a similar climate to the Andes. Everywhere else it would need not only a greenhouse, but a greenhouse with an air-conditioner, as these plants are usually intolerant of frost AND hot temps.

  8. Margaret-Rae Davis

    I can see from most of the comments are about the naming of the plant. That is of course important to me also. What I want to say is this is wonderful Photograph and the lighting on the flower and the leaves shows what a beautiful plant it is. Thanks for both the beauty and the knowledge.
    Thank you,

  9. Hugo

    Everything indicates that this is the same plant that is know as “matamosco” or “pegamosco” in the central Colombia. Matamosco means that mosquitos get stuck on it, most likely because the flower’s resine.

  10. Connie

    Why would this plant need to cover itself with sticky resin? To retain water? to capture nitrates, like pitcher plants? to taste bad? to hoard it’s own pollen?
    Has anyone tried using this resin for anything? Flavoring, furniture polish, hair conditioner, rat poison, cancer-killer?

  11. phil

    It is a beautiful photo, could you please tell me the camera and lens you used, the f stop and distance-to subject, to get such a nice depth of field, the sharpness really enhances the beauty!

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