Monday, April 16, 2007

A unique flower...



It is a beautiful Monday morning. I thought to add color to the already glorious day I am posting the above image of a unique flower that I snap at a friend's house in Malacca. I was in Malacca yesterday to attend the EGM of the Owner's Association of the Mutiara Melaka Beach Resort. The about flower is not common in this country and when grown it takes its time to shows it magnificent flower that look like a bird, thus the name of the flower is the Bird of Paradise. Well, Have a nice day as well and take care.

8 comments:

carimakan said...

Pak Idrus,

I'm commenting on your blog for the first time. Are you sure the flower is not common in Malaysia? I recall seing it in many places. Or is it another variety? Anyway, you look like an authority on flowers so maybe you know better.

Jangan marah Pak Idrus! Nanti lekas tua! Kalau dah tua, nanti kena jual pulak! hehe. Bergurau saje!

Pak Idrus said...

carimakan thanks for the visit. It is not really that common. It is not a native of Malaysia. Its origin is South Africa. It was brought by the colonialist in the past era. Anyway with globalization plants do travel too. Have a nice day.

elviza said...

Salam Pak Idrus,

This is one of strange flowers - I always thought so, even the name is strange don't you think?

Good week ahead of you Sir

Pak Idrus said...

elviza, thanks for the visit. Well that is the marvel of our world. This one is indeed strange but beautiful as well. Plants the larges species on earth gave us so much, so please take good care of it. Be passionate to these species that share this planet with us. Have a nice day.

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Pak Idrus said...

Fauziah,thanks. Have a nice day.

Liza said...

Hello Pak Idrus,

It's been another long quiet from me, leaving comments here. Well anyways, I did read your blog once in awhile. It's always been refreshing.

As you know I love flowers extremely, having worked in botanical garden before. And the one that you showed in your posting is very facinating. Ya, at first I thought it was one of the species of heliconia which is very common, i.e. false bird-of paradise they call it but it's not. "CARIMAKAN' has mistakenly thought so. Yeah, it is very rare Pak Idrus.

It's scientific name is Strelitzia reginae native to South Africa. Fantastic that your friend has it in his garden. Wow! I'm really impressed. Where did he get it?

Pak Idrus said...

Liza thanks for the visit and the additional information of this unique flower. Glad that you like it. Like you I love plants and flowers. Whenever and wherever I had the opportunity to immortalized it, I just digitized it for keeping and sharing it with others. Have a nice day.