Dischidia hirsuta

Dischidia hirsuta in my opinion is one of the prettiest of all of the Dischidia. There are morphological variations of the plant across its rather large distribution range; a wonderful photo and online article on the plant that can be found here: Gardens Bulletin Singapore I would urge all of you that are interested in Dischidia to read it.

Dischidia hirsuta was presumed extinct in Singapore until its rediscovery in May of 2011. It is considered critically endangered in that country, but is rather abundant in most of its distribution range, which includes the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand.  This Dischidia is not hard to grow, but it is very labor intensive requiring daily dunking to fully hydrate the mount.  I am moving away from mounted plants for this very reason.