Exotic Plants and Flowers
I love learning about exotic plants and flowers and where they grow in the world. I have had the pleasure of viewing some of these tropical beauties, but don't always know what the official names of them are. I have captured some with my camera, and as you can see they can get pretty odd, unique and beautiful sometimes. I think they are works of art practically! I wanted to share them, in hopes of helping to get some identification . If you happen to know what any of these are, please do share as I hope to learn more about them.
My plan is to update this page as I find more flowers, and as I find the names of them to share. If I can find out where they are from as well, that would really make my day.
Tropical Flowers Come in all shapes and sizes
I have had the pleasure of visiting some tropical conservatories. This is where I have captured many of these photos. It is such a joy to go to these places, and I have frequented them over time and almost every time I go, a new tropical flower is in bloom. It makes sense they will take turns blooming when its their time to do so.
Usually, my time is limited, and I am capturing the photos so much so, that I don't capture the names or take time to write them down. Learning more about these flowers and what makes each of them is a joy and interesting as well. The tropical areas of the world boast such beauty in this way. Its interesting to learn of carnivorous plants, and which ones have different or odd smells to lure their prey, for instance.
Other flowers entice pollinators of all kinds. Truly, many are practically a work of art in themselves. I love nature so much, and seeing these many tropical flowers is one of the main reasons why. Feel free to check back as you can, to see if my knowledge of them has grown. I will be so happy to share it with all. In particular, I am looking for odd characteristics, or things that make each unique and different from another flower, as well as location of origin.
Paula (author) from The Midwest, USA on May 26, 2014:
Hello Anna, wow, well thank you so much for sharing your insights into these tropical flowers! If you don't mind, I will use your insight into updating some of the unknowns, which will then become "known tropical flowers!" You clearly know your tropical flowers, and I thank you so much for sharing this great information with me and others.
I did want to say, that #6 is not amaryllis, but you can't necessarily tell by the scale in the photo. Those flowers are a lot smaller than amaryllis blooms, which I have grown a couple of times during the winter months. I think you are on to something with the rest though.
I appreciate your effort and visit to my hub article! :)
Anna on April 22, 2014:
The third picture is Justicia carnea.
Anna on April 22, 2014:
The first picture is of Odontonema Cuspidatum.
Anna on April 21, 2014:
Picture #1 (Title picture) ? might be something fasciated (deformed)
#2) Aphelandra Acanthaceae
#5) Hibiscus schizopetalus
#7) Shrimp plant / Justicia brandegeeana
#8) Cat's whiskers / Orthosiphon aristatus
#10) Torch Ginger / Etlingera elatior
#11) Angel's trumpet / Brugmansia
#12) White bat flower / Tacca integrifolia
#13) Mussaenda philippica
Paula (author) from The Midwest, USA on October 19, 2011:
RTalloni, thank you so much, I totally agree with you how odd yet beautiful they can be sometimes!
Leann, thank you for the visit and comment! :)
Esmeowl, Thank you! Yes, I too wish I had the names, thus the title! Check back, as I hope to put more of the names as I find them, on this article.
Drenguin, isn't it amazing, how incredible the flowers can be? Nature is so awesome. Appreciate your visit.
Anglnwu, thank you so much, and I bet your experience seeing all those different flowers was awesome! I would love to have had those pink flowers with the star in the middle in my own backyard! I appreciate your visit. :)
anglnwu on September 26, 2011:
Having grown up in Singapore, I've seen some of the flowers showcased here. You've managed to capture the beauty and wow factor of these unique flowers. I used to have the pink flower with the yellow star growing in my backyard.Lovely hub.
Drenguin from Somewhere on September 25, 2011:
Wow, stunning. It's incredible how vibrant flowers can be.
Cindy A Johnson from Sevierville, TN on September 25, 2011:
I love these photos. It would have been nice to have the names of the flowers, too, though. Thanks for sharing the beauty!
leann2800 on September 24, 2011:
These are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
RTalloni on September 24, 2011:
Oh! Thank you so much for posting these beautiful photos. You've done a stunning job of catching these flowers. Strange to our eyes sometimes, the beauty of creation is truly amazing!