Saturday, May 28, 2016

Strelitzia nicolai

Strelitzia nicola is a monocotyledonous plant of the plant Family Strelitziaceae. The leaves are similarly arranged like those of Ravenala madagascariensis, but the traditional fan-look is less obvious.  But, unlike the Ravenala sp. this plant often bear flowers that resemble bird of paradise flowers of  Heliconia.  Hence, the plant is commonly called the giant bird of paradise.