While reading up on this species, I came across this bit of information in a paper published by C.W.Lin & C.I Peng, “Material collected on recent expeditions to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi…There are 46 currently accepted Begonia species reported from the island (see Thomas et al., 2013, continuously updated), more than half of which have been described since 2005.” 23 new species since 2005, more than one per year just from this region! This Begonia was newly described in […]
Pellionia is a common houseplant and terrarium plant, suited to growing in a wide variety of conditions. It is often grown in a hanging basket, where it will develop thick cascading foliage. In a terrarium, it makes excellent ground cover, and will cover a substrate rather quickly. It also grows as a shingler if positioned to do so. It is one of the easiest plants to grow in a terrarium. It’s native to South-East Asia where it’s found in Vietnam, […]
This Selaginella was collected by Adam Black in the north central mountains of Taiwan. The elevation where it was found was approximately 1200M. This beautifully shaped Selaginella has hints of blue and red in it, especially at the tips. It maintains a standard ‘fern’ shape and is one of the more compact Selaginellas.