Flowers of El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico

In the El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico, I saw quite a number of flowering plants including False Bird of Paradise (Heliconia wagneriana and Heliconia bihi), and Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata).

False Bird of Paradise (Heliconia wagneriana)

False Bird of Paradise (Heliconia wagneriana)

SOURCE:  False Bird of Paradise (Heliconia wagneriana) (Río Grande Municipo, Puerto Rico); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 April 2011.

False Bird of Paradise (Heliconia bihi)

False Bird of Paradise (Heliconia bihi)

SOURCE:  False Bird of Paradise (Heliconia bihi) (Río Grande Municipo, Puerto Rico); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 April 2011.

Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata) - Habit

Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata) – Habit

SOURCE:  Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata) – Habit (Río Grande Municipo, Puerto Rico); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 April 2011.

Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata) - Detail

Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata) – Detail

SOURCE:  Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata) – Detail (Río Grande Municipo, Puerto Rico); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 April 2011.

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