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Jungle flowers

I took some photos of flowers and plants during our trip to Gunung Stong, intending to identify them with their Latin names and all that, but it turns out my book "Plants for Tropical Landscapes" really only focuses on plants for gardens, so I'll just tell you what I managed to pick up about the plants.

There are a number of wild ginger varieties there (the Zingiberaceae family). This is the flower of one - it grows on the ground, and as you can see it captures water in its cupped petals

I was surprised that ginger plants actually grow long stems kind of like bamboo - I guess because I only ever see the root, I never thought about what happens above ground. These next two are ginger too - I think.


This is a palm that is particular to the Gunung Stong area

and this is a Pandanus of some kind, lots of them there

This ground-level flower had a delicate purpley-blue colour which was nice

and this one was interesting in that it grew straight off the rock. It was in a shaded place next to a river, so I guess it's able to get all the water and nutrients it needs easily.

There were of course many other plants too, but these are the ones that caught my attention, and I couldn't be bothered taking out my camera for all of them either. There are orchids there too, but apparently they flower mostly around August.

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Alessandra on :

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julian on :

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Cynthia on :

Nice pictures, especially the wild ginger at the beginning I thought that this is the flower which eats insects. Heck I'd like to take a holiday and also visit Latin America.

julian on :

That's the pitcher plant you're thinking of.

Latin America would be nice too I'm sure, but this is Malaysia.

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