Friday, February 24, 2012

Anthurium


Anthurium - Kaumana (red), Pink Exotica (light pink), Flamingo Flower, Painted Tongue

With its open, heart-shaped flower and tropical disposition, Anthurium symbolizes hospitality and has an incredible vase life.   It is a large genus of about 600-800 species belonging to the araceae family.   The species thrive mostly in wet tropical mountain forest of Central and South America, no members of this genus are indigenous to Asia.  The flowers are hermaphrodite, containing male and female flowers. Anthurium is one of the flowers commercially grown in the Philippines for the cut flower industry.

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18 comments:

R1 said...

i love the way you shoot the flowers especially the first one. perfect angle and composition...

Jama said...

So lovely!

Kim, USA said...

I like Anthurium is it a leaf or a flower.

Orchid

Lui said...

Amazing anthurium and they grow well in our island!

Randi said...

Very beautiful....wish I could grow this in my garden.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful flower.

Regards and best wishes

Maia said...

Beautiful exotic flowers and so long lasting.

NixBlog said...

Lovely capture Miranda.

Feel free to link to Floral Friday Fotos also.

http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com/

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of flowers.

Modern Mom said...

Gorgeous Anthuriums.

Red Sponges

Indrani said...

I am trying hard to grow one. This is beautiful.

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show.
Thanks for the comment on my blog.
Wishing you a good Sunday.
Hugs Hanne Bente

bettyl said...

Such a classy looking flower! You shot it well.

Carver said...

Beautiful shots of the anthurium.

Denise said...

Beautiful shots of a very elegant flower.

Mª Zélia said...

Gosto de Antúrios suas flores além de serem exóticas perduram por vários dias.
Parabéns pelas belas imagens!
Feliz Semana✿ ❀ ❁

Carletta said...

The petals never quite look real to me. :)
Your last shot is my favorite - lovely!

eden said...

I love anthurium. Great shots.