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Giant Upright Elephant Ears

By pamelajean
Thanks to sawsengee, I am having to change the information that I at first put here, because it isnít a banana plant, but is in fact a Giant Taro, also known as Giant upright Elephant Ears.

Itís an imposing tropical plant with dramatic, gigantic leaves.
Resembling the ears of an elephant, thick, prominently veined, ruffled, green leaves are borne on rigid stalks which jut vertically from a stout upright trunk.
They are arrow-shaped at their bases and stand upright, pointing skyward.

Many thanks for all the votes, views, splendid comments and most welcome awards for my fern.

And thank you all for your continued encouragement and support for my photo efforts.

Pamela.

PS: I don't do Christmas, so no greetings please. Bah Humbug !


Tags: Asia Flowers and plants Architectural Tropical Ornamental Gigantic Araceae Alocasia macrorrhiza Phillippines large-leafed arum

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Joline Plus
14 30 56 United States
25 Dec 2019 2:16PM
This is exotically beautiful.

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manicam 16 44 1 Canada
25 Dec 2019 3:07PM
Awesome shot, beautiful composition...

Sherman
sawsengee Plus
13 6 32 Malaysia
25 Dec 2019 3:11PM
wonderful closeup & back lighting on the leaves veins......the plant is not a banana family but Alocasia (Alocasia Macrorrhizos - Giant Taro).
Here are links to further explain the plant:

https://mybageecha.com/products/alocasia-macrorrhizos-giant-taro

https://www.forestryimages.org/browse/detail.cfm?imgnum=5569228
p.s. they grow wild among the roadside drains & riversides in Malaysia as they need alot of water.
Saastad Plus
1 16 5 Norway
25 Dec 2019 4:30PM
Beautifuly done Pamela!

ArneSmile
franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2019 5:03PM
Beautiful, Pamela.

Ken.
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2019 6:33PM
I thought this was one of your Pam !!
Beautiful composition indeed...
Isabel GrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2019 9:20PM
Terrific close up
Ju
25 Dec 2019 10:30PM
Lovely image Pam! SmileSmileSmile
mac Plus
18 7 Scotland
25 Dec 2019 11:39PM
Wonderful back-lit leaves bringing out all the details and what a richness of green colours. Beautiful.
Ian
clicknimagine Plus
10 641 100 India
26 Dec 2019 10:22AM
Superb...
viscostatic 14 47 7 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2019 10:49AM
Beautiful play ofmlight on those leaves Pamela and a very nice composition.

Phil.
pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2144 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2019 8:29PM

Quote:the plant is not a banana family but Alocasia (Alocasia Macrorrhizos - Giant Taro)

Thank you, sawsengee, I have now changed the title and information on this upload.
ColleenA Plus
8 451 7 Australia
28 Dec 2019 12:39PM
Magnificent shot
29 Dec 2019 9:57PM
I love this Pamela, The grouping is brilliant as is the detail. Superb frame filling subject matter
Cheers Walt
Have a great NewYear !

Cheers Walt
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2019 10:39PM
fully agree ... don't do!
but what a wonderful image..
your use of light here...amazing!
Mike_Smith Plus
13 644 1 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2019 7:56PM
Fantastic sharp and detailed capture, nice light
Beautiful capture, the detail and light in your photograph are amazing!

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