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Old Jan 16, 2012, 9:00 PM   #1
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Default Flora -- One of those Unusual Hawaiian Flowers

Here is a shot taken at the Guava Kai Plantation in the Hanalei Valley of Kauai. I don't remember the name of it but Selvin should know!



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Old Jan 17, 2012, 5:20 AM   #2
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Looks like a Heleconia (Heliconia psittacorum).

http://www.hawaiiantropicalplants.com/heliconia.html
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Paniolo my other Hawaiian counterpart is correct.
As paniolo's link indicates, this is a very invasive species since it propagates rapidly via underground tubers and is a challenge to control.

Selvin - Nice shot.
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Sure is an odd looking flower. Really like the picture.
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Very nice colors and composition.
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