Heliconia chartacea: Heliconia Pink Flamingo

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Heliconia chartacea also known as Heliconia Pink Flamingo and Heliconia Sexy Pink. This Heliconia species is native to the American tropics, mainly found in Guiana and Brazil.

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It is a herbaceous plant, with paired large oblong leaves. The flowering stems are pendulous. The bright pink color of the flower bracts is rare among heliconias, making it very easy to identify. The conspicuous pink part of the large and showy hanging inflorescences is actually the waxy bracts, with the small green true flowers half-hidden inside.

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Photos: SBG, Singapore [20120328, 20150326]

Source: Wikipedia

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