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Bird of Paradise
Strelitziaceae
Strelitzia reginae


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CrookedCreek

Strelitziaceae Family

Strelitzia Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Crane flower


Location

Sitio do Riacho Torto

Franco da Rocha, SP

Brazil

Physical Description
There are five species of the genus Strelitzia, all native to southern Africa. They grow from rhizomes (underground stems) to a height of 1 to 1.5 metres (about 3 to 5 feet) and have stiff, erect, leathery, concave, and oblong leaves. The leaves are bluish green and may have a red midrib.

The Strelitzia flower has two erect, pointed petals and five stamens. One main bract, shaped like a boat, is green with red borders. It holds many long-stemmed, orange and bright-blue flowers. S. reginae variety citrina has yellow flowers.


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Strelitziaceae
Zingiberales
Zingiberales
Commelinidae
Monocots
Monocots
One First-Leaves (Monocots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
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Plantae
Plantae
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Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus




Bird of Paradise




Bird of Paradise




Bird of Paradise




Bird of Paradise


Comment: Bird of Paradise, Strelitzia reginae

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gardengeek
gardengeek
March 12, 2011
I think that's a "Bird of Paradise"

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