Tuesday, 5 February 2013


Calibrachoa is a genus of plants in the Solanaceae (nightshade) family. They are weak evergreen short-lived perennials and subshrubs with a sprawling habit, with small petunia-type flowers. They are found across much the same region of South America as petunias, from southern Brazil across to Peru and Chile, inhabiting scrub and open grassland.

Calibrachoa are the smaller but close relatives to Petunia. However, on closer examination it has been found that there are major differences in chromosomes, corresponding to external differences and fertilisation factors that distinguish the two genera. Calibrachoa is named after Antonio de la Cal y Bracho, a 19th century Mexican botanist and pharmacologist.

This post is part of the Nature Footsteps Floral Macros meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme.


  1. A stunning, vibrant red! It fairly glows! Beautiful!

  2. Thanks for sharing!! Nice Blog! Keep posting!!
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  3. Oh my it is beautiful. The color is just marvelous!

    Thanks for the information too. I hope you have a lovely day!

    Happy RT2!

  4. Gorgeous flower. The colour is divine.

  5. gorgous flower. I´ve been in Peru once but can´t remember seeing many flowers.


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