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  Strelitzia reginae
  Family Name : Strelitziaceae

  Common Names : Bird of Paradise, Crane Flower

Bird of Paradise,Crane Flower
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Mode of Nutrition :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      South Africa
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: A clump-forming plant, rising from underground stem (called as rhizome), growing to about 1.2 m tall.
      Foliage: Leaves are greyish-green with long stalks, leaf blades are broad oval shaped.
      Flowers: Bracts green and pink, boat-shaped. Flower consists of three orange outer tepals and three blue inner tepals; two inner tepals are joined together resembling arrowhead shape.
      Fruits: Fruit is leathery, capsule, has numerous seeds. Seed has orange aril. 
      Etymology :
      The genus Strelitzia is named after Charlotte, the Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz who is wife of George III.
      The specific epithet reginae means queen. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Cut / Dried Flower
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
      Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna)
      Seed / Spore Dispersal :
      Biotic (Fauna)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green, Silver / Grey
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      3.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Monocot)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Blue, Orange

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