Sanchezia speciosa: Shrubby whitevein

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^ Brown-throated Sunbird [Anthreptes malacensis] about to feed on Sanchezia speciosa‘s nectar.

A bushy shrub from Ecuador and Peru with sturdy, bright green or purple stems and large, dark green leaves displaying light-colored [variegated with yellow, ivory, or white]  ribs and veins. Tubular yellow flowers are borne in terminal spikes.

Photo: Singapore ZooSingapore, 20130320

Source:  www.finegardening.com

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