Saturday, July 9, 2011

macroflowers/Sat flowers: little clusters of white flowers


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These lovely clusters of white flowers with red corollas were photographed at the Tropical greenhouse at the Auckland domain. My grandpa and parents grew them in Borneo. They looked like tear drops.

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Addition: Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding Heart Vine,
Rosie of My garden Haven may be right. I googled, there are pink and white ones. My Grandpa's and dad's did have a red stamen, this one didn't. But the moment I saw it, I knew it was Grandpa's flower.
Thanks Rosie.

Features: Clerodendrum thomsoniae is an attractive bushy, tropical looking twining vine with glossy dark green ovate leaves and gorgeous flowers in clusters of 8-20 together, resembling a group of dangling hearts. Each flower has a pure/creamish white five-lobed calyx and a crimson five-petaled corolla. The flowers are quite long lasting with their white sepals gradually changing to light purple as it withers off. Occasionally, fruits develop in shade of green and blacken as they ripen, with four black seeds within that can be used for propagation.

http://fichas.infojardin.com/trepadoras/clerodendrum-thomsoniae-clerodendro-clerodendron.htm
go to this link, this is exactly those I saw in my grandpa's garden. This has the red corolla showing.

11 comments:

Roan said...

They are such delicate little things. Wonderfully composed shot!

Linda Makiej said...

So beautiful!!

My garden haven said...

Aren't they a species of the Bleeding Heart plant? They're normally red.
Nice shot.
Rosie

Ginny said...

These are beautiful and delicate!!

Ann said...

Thanks Rosie,

I can't get to your site. It is indeed a specie of bleeding heart. You took me back to my days when I was a young kid.

SquirrelQueen said...

Such beautiful little flowers, great photo Ann. I'm glad you and Rosie figured out the name of the plant.

Jama said...

Looks like a very delicate flowers!

Maia said...

This vine has very beautiful flowers indeed. It's the first time I see this lovely plant.

Ewa said...

that's a lovely cluster of flowers!!!

Judy said...

I thought at first they were hosta flowers, but then I read your description, and checked the other site, and they are nothing like. They are amazing!

The Japanese Redneck said...

lovely and delicate.