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Bunga-bunga taman Malaysia
(Garden flowers of Malaysia)


Nama (Malay Name)Helikonia
Keluarga (Family)HELICONIACEAE = MUSACEAE
Nama Saintifik (Scientific Name)Heliconia psittacorum (L.F.)
Saiz Biasa (Size)7 cm
Nama Lain (Other Names)Japanese Canna
  = Parrot Flower
  Nama Cina (Chinese Name) M   Tan(2) Hua(1)
Jurufoto (Photographer)CS Ooi


Nota Ringkas (Short Notes)


Pokok ini sama keluarga dengan pokok pisang. Tingginya lebihkurang 1 meter. Warna bunga helikonia jenis asal adalah jingga, tetapi beberapa jenis kacukan telah dihasilkan bunga dengan warna-warna berbedza. Pokok ini berasal daripada Guyana, Brazil.

This plant belongs to the same family as the banana plant. It's height is about 1 meter. The original species has orange flowers, however various hybrids has been produced in a wide range of colours. This plant is the native of Guyana, Brazil, where it is also called Parrot Flower.


Rujukan (References)

     Buku (Books)

1.       Bunga-bungaan Malaysia; Ismail Saidin; (1977); Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka;
            Malaysia. - mukasurat (page) 60
2.       Malaysian Flowers in Colour; H.F. Chin; (1977); Tropical Press Sdn Bhd.;
            Malaysia. - mukasurat (page) 132
3.       Tropica; Alfred Byrd Graf; (1978, 1981); Roehrs Company; USA.
            - mukasurat (page) - 1016, 666


Pertanyaan (Inquiries)
Ooi Chooi Seng P.P.N.,
259 Jalan 17/8,
46400 Petaling Jaya