LOVERS OF NATURE THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY Part 14

LOVERS OF NATURE THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY Part 14



2 years ago

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Hello, Lovers of Nature

Welcome to our exciting series, Lovers of nature through photography. I have got an interesting and a jaw dropping snap to share with you all today😍. It's a flower that has been trending so much online and it's called the hot lips flower.

Botanically, the hot lips is know as Palicourea elata which is a shrub in the Rubiaceae family. This species is very unique in it's nature.

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It forms a uniquely modified leaf structures around the flowers, these are known as bracts. These bracts are bright red and resemble a pair of human lips, hence the common names Hot Lips and Hooker's Lips. 
This is to attract specialised pollinators such as hummingbirds and butterflies. The flowers are scented and white in colour, leading onto small blue-black berry fruits. The hot lips flower is a native of rainforest environments from Mexico to South America and it can grow to 3m in height, provided the correct conditions.

Personally, I find the hot lips superly amazing and unique in it's nature.

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It's bracts looks so much like a pair of red painted lipsticked lips of a lady. It's so attractive. I imagine planting this flower in your house especially in the compound so that every sunrise, one can get fresh sweet kisses from nature 🤗. So beautiful an imagination. 


Photo credit: World of Flowering Plants
Source:https://candide.com/ZA/plants/7b86694d-6c7c-472f-934e-27ed66190db2


LOVERS OF NATURE THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY is a concept I brought to this platform where I can be sharing my snaps and other snaps with the Wonderful viewers on pejoweb. Posting is every Thursday.

Always remember that everything God created for mankind is extremely beautiful and of great value to us. Always appreciate the beauty of nature and ourselves as human beings(born of God to be His beloved children).

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