It seems this species has been found in many places in S.E. Asia, my plant is the type from Sabah (Malaysian Borneo). As I know Aeschynanthus is a large genus that contains more or less 300 species and even more are not recorded or defined. I noticed this striped lipstick plant many years ago, it's the only Aeschynanthus with stripe pattern I have ever seen. What a joyful time that it flowers before Chinese New Year which begins in this weekend ... this means holidays are coming ... :) Happy CNY for Everyone !!!