Susana Ferreira de Souza - Strelitzia reginae
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Título: Strelitzia reginae
Especie: Strelitzia reginae Banks ex Aiton
Descripción: Strelitzia reginae Banks ex Aiton
Regia like a Queen,she reigns with her unnusual shapes and colors, attracting pollinators and our heart.
Bird-of-Paradise Flower is its commom name, in resemblance to the forest bird known as Bird of Paradise.
The flowers have a strong orange Sepals and blue/purple Petals;4-6 flowers emerge in succession in a "boat" shaped Spathe.
The fruit is a leathery capsule containing numerous small seeds that split from the apex in summer. The seeds are round, black to brown, with a yellow aril (a tuff of hairs). Native to South Africa, I first illustrated this species in 2013 ,sent for Kirstenbosch Biennale .After it was donated there, I decided to illustrate it again in 2021 taken by its beauty that gives me such Joy.
Categoría: Ilustración científica
Técnica: watercolour and watercolour pencils
Tamaño: 42 cm X 29.7 cm
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