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Ekojiwo (Epithema horsfieldii)

Ekojiwo (Epithema horsfieldii) is a plant species in Gesneriaceae, terrestrial herbs, undershrubs, succulents, single leaf at the end of a stalk, attached to the soil surface, growing in damp places, waterways, rock cliffs in karst and limestone landscapes.

E. horsfieldii has a large, thick, heart-shaped leaf, rounded tip, toothed margin, white haired sides and coarse. The upper surface is green and the lower surface is reddish green.

Ekojiwo (Epithema horsfieldii)


A main vein in the middle, bright green in color, several smaller veins pinnate and branching. The center of the leaf is also where the flowers appear.

Inflorescences in panicles, have long stalks, erect, coarse white hairs, the bottom is blackish and the top is green. Capsule-shaped flower buds. Trumpet-shaped crown, white and blue tip.





Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Gesneriaceae
Subfamily: Didymocarpoideae
Tribe: Epithemateae
Subtribe: Epithematinae
Genus: Epithema
Species: Epithema horsfieldii

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