Monday, September 03, 2012

Deppea spendens

Deppea spendens, is now extinct in the wild. This member of the coffee family was collected in Chiapas, Mexico in 1981 by Dr. Dennis Breedlove. The native habitat has since been cleared for farmland and no other specimens have been found since. This specimen is growing at the Huntington Botanical gardens. There are others at the San Francisco Botanical Garden and also available for sale via San Marcos Growers and Annie's Annuals. Avoid heat and freezing temperatures if you attempt to grow this beautiful plant.

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