|Bengali Name :||Choinik Tupi Ful (চৈনিক টুপি ফুল).|
|Common Name :||Mandarin's hat, Parasol flower, Chinese hat flower, etc.|
|Botanical Name :||Holmskioldia sanguinea|
|Synonym :||Hastingia coccinea|
Chines Hat is our today's flower. Botanical name of the flower is Holmskioldia sanguinea. Native to the Himalayan lowlands. This lovely flower pertains to the plant family Verbenaceae. Few common names of the flower are mandarin's hat, Parasol Flower, etc. I don't know any suitable Bengali name for this flower.
Chinese hat flower is a woody climbing vine like plant. Its a perennial plant and at tropical region it is using as an ornamental flowering plant. I have seen this flower at the jungle of a tea garden of Sylhet (সিলেট). The leaf of this evergreen plant is a bit larger and heart shaped. Propagation of this plant is being done from cutting.
Flower of this plant is very interesting. Colors of the flower I have seen are bright red, and orange. Chinese Hat Flower is slim and trumpet shaped. Under the flower it has a red/orange colored calyces/sepals which added bonus beauty to the flower. Bottom of the flower contains sweet nectar for insects.
Photos of the Chinese hat flower for this article were taken from the jungle near Lalakhal Tea Garden, Sylhet (লালাখাল টি গার্ডেন, সিলেট). I was doing my traveling there during the winter of 2011 (probably December).
This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
for the blog http://icwow.blogspot.com/
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