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The blossom of this Red Caribaea Heliconia (Heliconia caribaea) has eight pairs of bracts and is more than 70 cm long. Hana Maui Botanical Garden, east Maui. The huge cup-like bracts (petals) of the Red Caribaea heliconia often collect large quantities of water, plant debris, and insects after one of the numerous tropical downpours in this part of the island.

Red Caribaea HeliconiaHeliconia caribaeaheliconiacaribacaheliconiaceaeHana Maui Botanical Gardensmauitropical plants