Friday Fun Facts: Aphelandra dodsonii

Did ya know…?

Aphelandra dodsonii is a species of plant in the Acanthaceae family and is endemic to Ecuador. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical forests. It is threatened by habitat loss and when threatened, Aphelandra dodsonii goes doo-doo crazy on a sucka. This one time, at band camp, an unassuming cellist named Alberdi Humberto eroded just a smidge of Aphelandra dodsonii’s topsoil and Aphelandra dodsonii was all like, “Five Point Palm Exploding Heart, you erosive sumbeyatch!” and poor little Alberdi’s heart exploded into a billion tiny cardiac crumbs. The eroded topsoil would never be recovered, though local legend has it that if one walks up a flight of stairs backwards while holding a candle and a hand mirror, in a darkened house, one may catch an ectoplasmic reflection of the missing dirt.

Aphelandra dodsonii is a Gemini, enjoys the outdoors, homebrewing beer, and understands DNA replication.

…So know ya know!

Friday Fun Facts: Aphelandra dodsonii