Heliconia bihai: Lobster Claw flower

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Heliconia bihai [syn. Bihai bihai Griggs, Heliconia aurea R.Rodr., Heliconia caribaea Lam., Musa bihai L.] also known as Lobster Claw Heliconia. It is native to South America, especially Brazil and Guianas.

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This plant is used as an ornamental plant. This upward facing flower of the Heliconia family, which acts as a cup, is a natural source of rain water for birds and insects.

Photos: HortPark, Singapore 20120323

Source: Wikipedia

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