Monday, January 25, 2010

Heliconias galore

Never have i seen so many varieties of heliconias as i did in Singapore.. They aren't native to the area, but have been planted extensively in the city. The heliconia rostratas - lobster claws were a plenty, as were the heliconia stricta or the erect lobster claws

and the heliconia psittacorum - parakeet flower?, that I, like many others mistook for the bird-of-paradise.

I havent identified this one yet, but it does look like a heliconia, doesnt it?


recordingnature said...

Was this at the Zoo? I think they had these exotic plants in an enclosure. They are really so pretty.

Arati said...

no these are from around an apt complex!! they are pretty common. :)