Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Flowers: crossandra infundibuliformi, firecracker plant and Pachystachys spicata cardinal's guard plant

We are revising our naming of the plants pictured here. The flowers in the following two photos flowers are now classified as Pachystachys spicata Cardinal's guard.

And here is a yellow one, identified by my Facebook friend, Dr. Romana de los Reyes.
as a yellow crossandra infundibuliformi firecracker plant.

This has to be differentiated from this other "firecracker plant" displayed in guide to houseplants which are Russelias.

Plantcrossandra infundibuliformis,pachystachis spicata
Common nameFirecracker(crossandra) plant, Cardinal's guard(pachytachys)
PhotographerDr. Ernesto P. Adorio
AlbumFacebook(EP Adorio)
AcknowledgmentDr. Romana de los Reyes (identification)


  • August 13, renamed the top two photos to pachystachis Spicata (common name: cardinal's guard)

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