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Bird of Paradise flower (Strelitzia retinae ) Ripe seed capsule opened up ready to expel seeds.<br />
Found in a domestic garden. Australia,Bird of Paradise flower,Geotagged,Strelitzia reginae,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Bird of Paradise flower (Strelitzia retinae )

Ripe seed capsule opened up ready to expel seeds.
Found in a domestic garden.

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Strelitzia reginae is a monocotyledonous flowering plant indigenous to South Africa. Common names include Strelitzia, Crane Flower or Bird of Paradise, though these names are also collectively applied to other species in the genus Strelitzia. Its scientific name commemorates Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, queen consort of the United Kingdom.

The plant grows to 2 m (6.6 ft) tall, with large, strong leaves 25–70 cm (9.8–28 in) long and 10–30 cm (3.9–12 in) broad, produced on.. more

Similar species: Zingiberales
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Feb 9, 2019. Captured Jan 30, 2019 17:38 in 12 Admiralty Ave, Tea Gardens NSW 2324, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/20.0
  • 1/395s
  • ISO6400
  • 143mm