Many know these flowers as 'Anthuriums' but did you know they have a host of other names too?
Tailflower, Flamingo flower, Laceleaf...
And my personal favourite, a slang name if you will ~ Naughty Boy!
And I just found out that the name Anthurium is actually its scientific name!
Scientific names aren't usually used as common day names... not usually anyway...
Anthuriums belong to the Araceae family
And there are about 1,000 types of Anthuriums!
Here in Malaysia, they do grow in the lowlands, but are smaller... The ones in the highlands, such as our hill resort, Cameron Highlands, grow very healthily!
I found this little treasure trove collection within a church gardening shed, and it may not number 1,000 or even a fraction of it, but I thought it was quite impressive
This should visually explain it! 😄
Looks like it is sticking its tongue out at you, huh?!
And probably some other 'body bit' that someone thought was either cute (think Manneken Pis) or rude!
More sticking out tongues...
See the pointy bits nicely arranged in neat rows on the 'spadix'?
Those are actually the flowers!
Yup, not that bright red thing
Everyone thinks that is the flower (me included)
are actually the flowers that have/are becoming fruits!
are the fruits!
Lol, that's one science lesson for you! 😵
Yeahhh, I'm in my nerdy mood
Learn something every day...
In a common bright red colour
Note the dual-coloured spadix
(See... now you know what a spadix is....) 😄
(I can soooo do this all day.... lol)
The tiny neat flowers are showing very clearly here on the spadix!
A greenish-blood red one
With a totally green spadix!
Going to fruit....
and end up larger!
I quite fancy these pale pastel colours
Now I know why all these were sitting on the ground in the shed
Mr Gardener must have been waiting for the seeds to pop!
So he could grow new plants!
As I said earlier....
Learn something new every day!
Happy Sunday, everyone!
This is kinda part of a series of random experimental photography I did recently while in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Follow me on the trip photographically!
~ On the Cameron's trail ~ Nature, tea... and some errrr, creative photography(?)
~ Something strange...
~ Always a Flower...
~ Under the shadows... and dappled sunlight!
~ Strange no more... see the light now?
~ No rhyme or reason...
~ In black & white