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Behold the Jade Vine!
For a limited time only, visitors can see the unique, claw-like blossoms of the Jade Vine – from the Philippines’ archipelago – at the Living Rainforest glasshouses. The plant, which is a member of the pea family, does not flower every year.
The Jade Vine is unusual not only for the jade colour of its flowers, but also for the fact that it is pollinated by bats in the wild.
Unfortunately the story of its natural habitat is a sad one, with more than 93% of rainforests on the archipelago decimated by forest clearance by the year 2000. The Jade Vine is threatened with extinction due to extensive habitat loss, although recent indications are that the rate of loss has now slowed.
The Jade Vine is extremely rare in cultivation and the Living Rainforest is fortunate to have one of the best specimens in the UK.
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