A flower in the heliconia family that hangs down from a bendable stem, as opposed to standing erect as some do. The flower is bright red with a yellow tip. The stalk can grow quite tall and the flower emerges vertically and when heavy enough, tips down, not unlike bananas.
Found virtually all over in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador, favoring really wet areas.
Beautiful flowers. Sometimes there are bunches of them growing together. The third picture is of a different plant. I added it to show how tall some of these will grow. That one is probably 20 feet tall.
Lat: -2.15, Long: -77.69
Spotted on Oct 20, 2011
Submitted on Jan 31, 2019