Aphelandra sinclairiana is in the family Acanthaceae. Commonly known as Coral Aphelandra or orange shrimp plant, it is native to Central America including Nicaragua, Panama, and Costa Rica. Coral Aphelandra is named so for its vibrant inflorescenes, with pink flowers that erupt from the coral-colored bracts. This species is cultivated in tropical gardens, but is rare to find. It can grow up to 10 feet tall, and does best in areas with partial shade.

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THIS JUST IN: inflorescens just made me aware that Les Horribles Cernettes (the parody band based out of CERN whose picture was the first ever to be uploaded to the internet - see previous post) have a music video. Man is it something! And replete with references to 90s technology.

To see how far we’ve come since those days, check out the Large Hadron Rap.

You can see more on their youtube channel.