Roscoea tibetica "yunnanensis"
Roscoea yunnanensis is now a defunct name that was previously used to describe forms of
R.cautleyoides and R.schneideriana. This curious plant was imported from China, and is
probably a colour variant of R.tibetica. It has pure white flowers with a rich purple
staining at the tip of the flower segments. The flower does not open fully, but retains the tight
shape as shown.
A number of colour forms have recently been given names, but not this one it seems.
21st July 2007