Carphalea kirondron: Flaming Beauty

Carphalea kirondron, also known as Flaming beauty. It originated from Madagascar. Gorgeous flaming-red flowers that are very long lasting and definitely an attention-grabber.

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A medium height tropical shrub of up 3 m that is popular in Singapore. This fuss-free plants that are easily maintained can be found in many housing estates, parks and garden.

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What we see as masses of brilliant red flowers are actually not the real one. The flowers are actually inconspicuous and white while the calyxes steal the show with their blaze of red 😉

Photos: Singapore 20120319

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