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|HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY AND HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!|
That definitely calls for something red!
I hope you like this torch flower taken in the rainforest of Belize.
Red ginger lily, torch lily, torch ginger, wild ginger, combrang, bunga kantan, bunga siantan, Philippine wax flower, xiang bao jiaing, Indonesian tall ginger, boca de dragón, Rose de porcelaine, Porcelain Rose.
Zingerberaceae (Ginger family).
This is a tropical herbaceous perennial.
Torch ginger forms canes growing up to 17 feet tall.
The inflorescence bracts are bright red; the inner segments are pink, the labellum being red with a yellow or white margin and the anther red; the fruits are green to reddish.
The many seeds are black.
The young buds, which have a spicy flavor, are edible and an important ingredient for some famous dishes in Southeast Asia.
In Thailand, the young shoots and flowers are served raw.
Originally from Java, Indonesia, it was brought to Suriname by immigrants and is now a common garden plant in this country since it has escaped cultivation many years ago.
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- [2010-02-14 0:35]
Hello ManyeeToday I have the honor to be a neighbor of the gallery with you.
again a very nice macro.
Excellent POV with a class BG, congratulations.
Have a nice Sunday and Valentin Day,
- [2010-02-14 4:37]
this is indeed very exciting and very red bright. You have presented it very well.
This flower is quite common in my country and they use it in one of the cusine with fresh water fish, suits the chines new year too.
Nicely presented shot.
Très belle puvlication dans laquelle le sujet est bien mis en valeur dan une bonne composition.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
- [2010-02-15 18:03]
Beautiful blossom captured superbly. Thank you Manyee for sharing.
Happy Chinese New Year to you; a very beautiful picture of this red flower, very good sharpness and vivid colours, excellent POV and composition.