Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Heliconia Flowers or Lobster Claw

These are some pictures of Erect Heliconia Flowers (Heliconia stricta) a little away from my house.

Heliconia Flower or Lobster Claw



There are also other varieties of Heliconia which hang vertically downwards. It's such a different flower by its unique shape which makes it appealing. Its petals resembles the shape of a lobster's claw, and that may be the reason for its other name 'Lobster Claw'.

Heliconia Flower or Lobster Claw

It normally grows by itself in the wild and occupies a good area. The leaves are big and are very much similar to banana leaves.

Heliconia Flower or Lobster Claw

Heliconia Flower or Lobster Claw

Heliconia Flower or Lobster Claw

Flowers are present throughout the year.
Scientific Name : Heliconia stricta
I think the one which hangs downward is more colorful and beautiful than this erect heliconia variety. They have yellow tips and more vibrant red color.. I hope I will be able to take some pictures of that too soon.

24 comments:

  1. Habe ich noch nie gesehen, so etwas schönes wächst bei uns gar nicht...

    Ciao
    CL

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  2. that is beautiful! and aptly named!

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  4. It is beautiful and has a very interesting shape and color. Yours.

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  5. These are amazing and incredibly beautiful !

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  6. Beautiful...Second shot is specially very beautiful...

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    Great job!

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    Thanks!

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  8. Interesting flower!

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  9. Have seen these flowers but never knew that the name was heliconia :)

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  10. Lovely captures of the beautiful flower!

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  11. those are perfect, sharp images of the Lobster Claw. Great share.

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  12. Beautifully captured. I love these flowers. I have a post on the hanging variety.
    http://paliakara.blogspot.in/2011/09/heliconia-rostrata.html

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  13. Lovely Shots! We have 3 downwards Heliconia at home. They are the same red, but still look lovely.

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  14. i love your pics,what sort of climate does it need?

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  15. It is very nice & Extremely gorgeous! thanks for sharing.

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  16. ✿彡✿⊱╮¸.•°
    Essas plantas são bonitas,
    tenho uma no meu jardim.
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil
    ✿彡

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  17. Beautiful! what more can I say!

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  18. Aah...lovely ! I guess, these are also called 'Birds of Paradise'.
    Your page looks so beautiful...

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  19. Gorgeous captures.

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  21. I have seen yellow variety. I wonder what are 'DESI' name/s for this flower?

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  22. Thanks now I know the name

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