SINCLAIR STAMMERS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SINCLAIR STAMMERS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
False bird-of-paradise (Heliconia sp.) flowers. Heliconias are native to South American rainforests and cloud forests. They are a member of the bird-of-paradise or Strelitzaceae family. Around thirty species are native to Ecuador, but many cultivars and hybrids are grown for the cut flower trade. Photographed near the Tiputini Biodiversity Research Station, Ecuador.
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