Breast Flower growing on liana

Breast Flower growing on liana

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Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Flower of the chuchu sisa growing on a liana attached to a tree trunk. The name chuchu sisa comes from the Quichua language, meaning 'breast flower'. The Quichua indians of Ecuador smear the mucilage of the flower head onto women's breasts to promote milk production.

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Keywords: botany, breast flower, chuchu sisa, ecuador rainforest, flower, flowering, flowers, medicine, nature, parasite, plant, plants, tribal

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