Meriania nobilis.A beautiful tree native to Colombia, incredibly I have never seen this tree listed in any tropical book. It has large leather-like leaves with large flowers that open up red and turn purple and then lavender. Blooms year-round and grows in the cooler tropical climates.The tree can be seen in the President´s residents in Bogotá. The climate in Bogotá is unique. The average high is 66 and the average low is 45, with only a few degrees of variation all year. Half the days of the year will have light rainfall, about 33 inches per year. With the chilly air, I am surprised by the number of tropical and sub tropical plants that do well here.