A large lignotuber (and Roy Fuller) from
The flowers by Ruth Ripley,
The fruits by Angel Mario Hualpa Erazo,
Rudolf Hoerold, 1909
Medium - Maximum
Tyria salapa, Klotzsch, 1851.
This member of the
was given this name by Rudolf Hoerold in 1909. It is found in Ecuador and Peru, growing in a well drained soil
or an epiphyte with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
200 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 300 centimetres in height. The flowers are dark pink.
The genera name after
John Maclean, 19th century Scottish merchant who exported plants
from Lima, Peru. The species name after Salapa; a town in the Loja
region of Ecuador.