I saw this in UP Diliman and took a photo with my Nokia C3. The most striking feature are the bright green leaves and the decorative prominent veins. I formerly thought this was a fittonia, but a friend corrected me that this is aphelandria and is already widespread in Bacolod City! I still need to see the flowers, ..., someday we will be successful!
Here is another non-flowering aphelandra found in Bacolod City. Oops this is an iresine herbstii from Brazil. Will repost this in another post.
|Common name||zebra plant|
|Camera||Nokia C3 phone camera|
|Photographer||Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio|
|Acknowledgment||Prof. Hermie Siroy (Identification)|
- August 5, 2012 Earlier Fittonia verschaffeltii label changed to Aphelandria.