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Torch Flower

Torch Flower
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-01
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon Powershot SX110IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Guatemala & Belize
Date Submitted: 2010-02-13 23:52
Viewed: 6646
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
That definitely calls for something red!
I hope you like this torch flower taken in the rainforest of Belize.

Torch Flower
Etlingera elatior

Common name
Red ginger lily, torch lily, torch ginger, wild ginger, combrang, bunga kantan, bunga siantan, Philippine wax flower, xiang bao jiaing, Indonesian tall ginger, boca de dragón, Rose de porcelaine, Porcelain Rose.

Zingerberaceae (Ginger family).

This is a tropical herbaceous perennial.
Torch ginger forms canes growing up to 17 feet tall.
The inflorescence bracts are bright red; the inner segments are pink, the labellum being red with a yellow or white margin and the anther red; the fruits are green to reddish.
The many seeds are black.
The young buds, which have a spicy flavor, are edible and an important ingredient for some famous dishes in Southeast Asia.
In Thailand, the young shoots and flowers are served raw.
Originally from Java, Indonesia, it was brought to Suriname by immigrants and is now a common garden plant in this country since it has escaped cultivation many years ago.


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-14 0:35]

Hello ManyeeToday I have the honor to be a neighbor of the gallery with you.
again a very nice macro.
Excellent POV with a class BG, congratulations.
Have a nice Sunday and Valentin Day,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-14 4:37]

Hi Manyee,
this is indeed very exciting and very red bright. You have presented it very well.
This flower is quite common in my country and they use it in one of the cusine with fresh water fish, suits the chines new year too.
Nicely presented shot.


Bonjour Manyee,
Très belle puvlication dans laquelle le sujet est bien mis en valeur dan une bonne composition.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-15 18:03]

Hello Manyee,
Beautiful blossom captured superbly. Thank you Manyee for sharing.

Hello ManYee,
Happy Chinese New Year to you; a very beautiful picture of this red flower, very good sharpness and vivid colours, excellent POV and composition.
Best regards

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