Friday, March 4, 2011

marco weekend flower: White tropical flower



Macro Flower Saturday

Botanical Name: Mussaenda philippica ‘Aurorae’ (named after Dona Aurora, wife of a former President of the Philippines)
. Each flower is composed of an inconspicuous small tubular five-petalled corolla in orangy-yellow and five greatly enlarged sepals (bracts). It is really these showy corymbs of white or off-white enlarged leaf-like sepals that contrast beautifully against their dark green elliptic to ovate leaves that are the attention grabber.



Bluberry craft and hobby time

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They were seen at the Singapore Zoo. May be Jama and other Philippino blogging friends can confirm us the name.

8 comments:

Maia said...

Beautiful tropical flower. I like those long white petals and the yellow star in the middle.

Small City Scenes said...

Very beautiful---almost like the Handkechief Tree (or Dove Tree) but not quite. MB

Ginny said...

It's a perfect star in the middle!!!!

SquirrelQueen said...

What a beautiful flower! And like the others I love the little star in the middle.

Eden said...

Beautiful flower. Great shot.

alovestory said...

Hi Ann! Yes, we call it "Doña Aurora" in the Philippines. The "Doña" pronounced as "don-yah" is a Spanish word for "Mrs." Literally, it's "Mrs. Aurora" or "Madame Aurora." There's also a pink version of this flower. Pretty indeed!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Very pretty. I also like the yellow star.

Míriam Luiza said...

Mussaenda branca é muito linda!