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red dragon teeth


red dragon teeth
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Copyright: michael shalter (retlash) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 1 N: 67] (284)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-25
Categories: Flowers
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-01-17 17:07
Viewed: 4983
Points: 4
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A few weeks ago I had the good fortune to spend several days at the Pousada do Sandi in Paraty. Around the pool were dozens of these...what I call... "red dragon teeth" plants (heh, I'm a zoologist...not a botanist!) If somebody can tell me what this plant is, I'd be grateful.


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To roconnell: lobster clawretlash 1 01-18 11:57
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This is a beautiful view of Lobster Claw Heliconia (Heliconia Bihai). Common name: lobster claw, red palulu. Family: zingerberaceae.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-01-18 2:30]

Nice shot, I like the strong contrast the red with the green.

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