Faradaya splendida (Lamiaceae)

Faradaya splendida

This glorious vine seems to be a very common inhabitant of rain forests. It’s hard to imagine that this vine has anything to do with what we would normally call mints (i.e members of the Lamiaceae family), but the flower structure of Faradaya splendida clearly conforms to the mint plan!

Faradaya splendida

For now, I’d just say that this vine is indeed splendid!


About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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