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Trumpet flower Ball with Pendant

Observed: 30th January 2011 By: camellia
Belize 2011 121

This delightful beauty caught my eye as I noticed what appeared to be a Dr Suess type flower that could only be from some exotic extra terrestrial place.....
The ball of blumes looks like small trumpets much like an agapanthus with a pendant of the same fuschia color, with a ball shaped tentacle like thingys that reminded me of fiber optic cable. What a gorgeous flower!

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Hibiscus schizopetalus

Forgot to say that this plant is grown in warm glasshouses in most major plant collections in the UK such as Kew and Wisley and the Eden Project.

David J Trevan