Finally a specimen not out of reach!
I first encountered the infloresence of the Hydrangea peruviana high up towards the canopy in the jungle, but here it was available by the road leading to San Isidro.
It has long winding branches almost like a climber. As they grow they reach to a point where gravity wins and the branches bend towards the ground and thus present a great view for passers by.
From a bud like this one would expect a huge flower like a Lotus would emerge, but instead a large infloresence with many flowers is hidden here.
Altitude 2112 metres.
Native range is Costa Rica to Bolivia.
Last Updated on 5 April, 2023 by morten