Strelitzia juncea: Crane Flower

Strelitzia juncea [Rush-leaved Strelitzia or Narrow-leaved Bird of Paradise] is a monocotyledonous flowering plant that is indigenous to South Africa. This drought resistant Strelitzia occurs sparingly near Uitenhage, Patensie and just north of Port Elizabeth. It is threatened in part by illegal removal for horticultural purposes. This species is thought to be one of the most frost resistant of the Strelitzia genus.

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Other common names include Strelitzia, Bird of Paradise, or Crane Flower though these names are also collectively applied to other species in the genus Strelitzia.

Photo: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore 20126029

Source: Wikipedia

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