This pink flower is interesting. In Indonesia, these flowers are called “kembang sepatu”, which literally means “shoe flower”. These flowers are widely grown around Indonesia. The smell does not strong but it looks beautiful. I like its yellow stamens.
Posted by efratadenny on 2 November 2012
Posted in: Photography, Still Life. Tagged: Flower, Flowers, Indonesia, Kembang Sepatu, Photography, Photos, Pink Flower, Shoe Flower, Still Life. 8 Comments
Is that hibiscus ? In VietNam , we call them “dâm bụt” ^ – ^ if you try a cup of hibiscus tea, it will be a little bit sour and spicy at first but light sweet after swallowing !
Yes that is Hibiscus. What is translation of dâm bụt? Does it mean shoe flower as well? 🙂
I haven’t tried hibiscus tea but I saw it once at local market. Does it have specific benefits?
^ – ^ there are many explanations for the meaning of “dâm bụt” .Some say that its original name was “dâng bụt”-dedicated flowers for Buddha , or “râm bụt”- the parasol of Buddha ! About the benefits of hibicus tea – it is very good for people who have mild flu or heart disease .It also gives a big help in lowering the blood pressure and losing weight ! In my country , we have hibicus in many colors : the traditional red , pastel pink , pink , orange ,yellow , white, pink with white border..
in Germany we said it “Hibisbus”.
Disini ada yg ungu, kuning, merah, kalau di Jakarta saa baru pernah lihat yang warna merah saja.
Lucu ya namanya ada hi ada bis ada bus. hehe
Aku juga baru lihat yang merah disini. Di sana kalau musim dingin mekar gak? Disini sepertinya mekar sepanjang waktu.
sorry salah dikit yg benar *Hibiskus.
Pas winter pohon2 mati suri alias rontok daunnya, ranting2nya jd warna coklat, akan mulai tumbuh daunnya lagi di bulan maret.
here in the US, ir’s called Hibiscus. In the Philippines, it’s called Gumamela.
Yes it is Hibiscus. Gumamela is an elegant name. Does it mean something? Do you have other color than red?