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Taken in March 2010 in Chennai.


Anthurium andraeanumFlamingo lily, Tail flower, Painter's palette, Boy Flower, Oil Cloth flower.


Anthurium, pronounced an-THOO-ree-um, are once-seen, never-forgotten flowers. Their unmistakable glossy heart-shaped bright red flower bract (which gives them their popular name of painter's palette) surrounds the true flowers, which are in the form of a spike (or spathe) at the centre.  The flowers contain an anguine curved or straight cop (spadix) that sticks up from a big flamboyant and slightly creasy bract like a caudicle. They come in shades of reds, pinks, white, lilac, green and chocolate brown. http://www.flowersofindia.net/

This beauty is very poisonous and the general symptoms of poisoning are blistering, dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing), hoarseness.




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13 comments:

magiceye said...

they are very striking. we had the white ones at home. was not aware of them being poisonous. thank you.

Amropali said...

like the colours.

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful

Team G Square said...

nice picture

Purba said...

Ooops! Shutup Purba.

Nalini Hebbar said...

One track mind!...Purba!...emm!...no wonder it's called boy flower too...LOL

Nethra said...

I have touched it and it's not at all hard. :P

Tarun Mitra said...

they are really on fire

Md. Muddassir Shah said...

I love the white ones more than red.
But this foto makes me like the red too

Farila said...

This is the first time I have clicked on your photoblog or have you changed the format?
Good pic Nalini

Sneo said...

yummy colors :)

Viyoma said...

Awesome!!

Nalini Hebbar said...

@ Fadila...Thanks for visiting...;)...same format since birth!

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