Category: Nature Photography
Posted: June 5, 2018

False Bird Of Paradise or Heliconia

False Bird Of Paradise

by eileen0204 Interested in this? Contact The Artist

Flowers - Photography (a) Contest Entry 
Heliconia, derived from the Greek word helikonios, is a genus of about 100 to 200 species of flowering plants native to the tropical Americas and the Pacific Ocean islands west to Indonesia. Many species of Heliconia are found in rainforests or tropical wet forests of these regions. Common names for the genus include lobster-claws, wild plantains or false bird-of-paradise. The last term refers to their close similarity to the bird-of-paradise flowers (Strelitzia). Collectively, these plants are also simply referred to as heliconias.
It?s hard to think of any other flower that looks more exotic or tropical than the heliconia, with its colorful bracts and vibrant appearance it is truly a unique flower.

thanks Fred for pointing this out. I asked someone and she said Heliconia but it was in the same family. :)
Post Type: Photography
Mixed Media: None minor crop

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