Tupa rosada (Lobelia bridgesii)
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Species: Lobelia bridgesii
Common Name: Tupa rosada
Status: Vulnerable, IUCN Red List
Artist: Ann Fleming
Artist Home Country: United States
Medium: Colored Pencil and Graphite
Central Chile has been identified as one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Scientists at the Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, and at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland, have created in-country conservation programs coupled with in-captivity cultivation of some of this region’s plants.
A specimen of Tupa rosada (Lobelia bridgesii) from the museum's herbarium collection: