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False Bird-of-Paradise

Heliconia rostrata


Heliconia rostrata, the hanging lobster claw or false bird of paradise, is a herbaceous perennial plant native to Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and Ecuador, and naturalized in Puerto Rico. Other heliconias grow in an upright position (e.g. Heliconia bihai), their cup-shaped flower bracts storing water for birds and insects. This plant, however, has downward-facing flowers, the flowers thus providing a source of nectar to birds.[


I found them on my relative's garden for ornamental purposes


The flowers are starting to rot because its already old.

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Francis Floe
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Francis Floe

Passi City, Western Visayas, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 24, 2021
Submitted on Nov 28, 2021

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