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Aloha Photograph - Awapuhi Ko okoo  Torch Ginger - Etlingera Elatior - Phaeomeria Magnifica  by Sharon Mau

Awapuhi Ko 'oko'o Torch Ginger - Etlingera Elatior - Phaeomeria Magnifica is a photograph by Sharon Mau which was uploaded on June 9th, 2013.

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Great capture, compliments!

Wow ~ incredible Sharon! My best, Juergen

Love this exotic flower and bright color, Sharon, never saw this flower before!

. . ★ . . the Awapuhi Ko 'oko'o torch ginger is so bright and beautiful growing in the shade of of taller heliconia and beneath a large tree . they like being in the understory of the canopy of the garden much like their natural habitat in the rainforest . we have several varieties of ginger here on Maui . some are edible and others are not . many are quite fragrant . so happy you enjoy this Juergen . . I love the Phaeomeria magnifica . they are amazing . . thank you for your visit and kind note . Aloha . . ★ . .

Another gorgeous tropical flower I have never seen! Fantastic shot! v.f

Sharon this is an awesome image!

Sharon Mau replied:

. . ★ . . thank you so much Jeff . . ★ . .

What a beautiful image this is Sharon and with some nice visitors too. ;-) fv

Sharon Mau replied:

. . ★ . . thank you so much Nick . the bees love them . . ★ . .

Wonderfully composed ~ love the bold color too! Greetings, Juergen

Sharon Mau replied:

. . ★ . . thank you Juergen . . ★ . .

nice work

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. . ★ . . thank you Martina . . ★ . .

Wonderful color, so rich looking. Excellent macro!

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. . ★ . . thank you so much Beve . . ★ . . .

Pretty shade of red, must be sweet as the bees sure are attracted to it! v/f

Sharon Mau replied:

. . ♥ . . thank you Donna . I love all the names for this beautiful exotic flower . . Awapuhi Ko Okoo - Torch Ginger - Etlingera Elatior - Phaeomeria Magnifica . . Etlingera elatior (also known as Torch Ginger, Ginger Flower, Red Ginger Lily, Torch Lily, Wild Ginger, Combrang, Bunga Siantan, Philippine Wax Flower, Xiang Bao Jiaing, Indonesian Tall Ginger, Boca de Dragón, Rose de Porcelaine, Porcelain Rose) is a species of herbaceous perennial plant. Botanical synonyms include Nicolaia elatior, Phaeomeria magnifica, Nicolaia speciosa, Phaeomeria speciosa, Alpinia elatior, Alpinia magnifica. The showy pink flowers are used in decorative arrangements while the flower buds are an important ingredient in the Nonya dish laksa. In North Sumatra, the flower buds are used for a dish called arsik ikan mas (Andaliman/Szechuan pepper Spiced Carp) It is known in Indonesian as bunga kecombrang or honje, Malay as bunga kantan and Thai as daalaa. In Thailand it is eaten in a kind of salad preparation. In Karo, it is known as asam cekala (asam meaning 'sour'), and the flower buds, but more importantly the ripe seed pods, which are packed with small black seeds, are an essential ingredient of the Karo version of sayur asam, and are particularly suited to cooking fresh fish. so is it any wonder the bees love it just as much as people do . and they are sweet . buzzing all about me focused on their task . Aloha . . ♥ . . http://fineartamerica.com/groups/hawaii.html

Beautiful shot Sharon, lovely colors,dof and bokeh!!!

Sharon Mau replied:

. . ♥ . . thank you so much Christina . the light in Wailuku is always magical . . ♥ . . http://fineartamerica.com/groups/dimensions.html

A pure heart open to the light will be filled with the very essence of Truth - Rumi

Etlingera elatior (also known as Torch Ginger, Ginger Flower, Red Ginger Lily, Torch Lily, Wild Ginger, Combrang, Bunga Siantan, Philippine Wax Flower, Xiang Bao Jiaing, Indonesian Tall Ginger, Boca de Dragón, Rose de Porcelaine, Porcelain Rose) is a species of herbaceous perennial plant. Botanical synonyms include Nicolaia elatior, Phaeomeria magnifica, Nicolaia speciosa, Phaeomeria speciosa, Alpinia elatior, Alpinia magnifica. `Awapuhi ko `oko`o - Torch Ginger - Etlingera elatior - Phaeomeria magnifica Iao Valley Wailuku Maui Hawaii From my collections: Tropical Flowers of Hawaii The Ginger Collection Red Photo Copyright © Sharon Mau http://sharon-mau.artistwebsites.com

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