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Heliconia or False-Bird-Of-Paradise


"Heliconia, is a genus of flowering plants in the Heliconiaceae. Most of the species are native to the tropical Americas. Many species of Heliconia are found in rainforests or tropical wet forests of these regions. Several species are widely cultivated as ornamentals, and a few are naturalized in Florida, Gambia and Thailand.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."

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Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Lat: 8.57, Long: 76.89

Spotted on Jan 5, 2015
Submitted on Jan 5, 2015


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