Heliconia bihai: Lobster Claw flower


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.


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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