|Close-up of an open bloom, Flamevine or TriquiTraque in Costa Rica|
In my garden, Roca Verde, Atenas, Costa Rica
My favorite shot so far.
|At first the blooms are "capsules" or little tubes before opening up.|
My TriquiTraque in Atenas, Costa Rica
|TriquiTraque looks best when massed on a wall like I have in my garden.|
Atenas, Costa Rica
There is not much online about this flower in the way of information. As "Flamevine" the best I could find was at the University of Florida website. When I Google triquitraque it is my blog that comes up in addition to a lot of photos by different people. So I can't tell you much about them. I did find this page article in a botanical gardens book which is kind of scientific. And I think I have already noted that in Spanish dictionaries triquitraque means "clattering noise" or a "string of firecrackers."
See also my Costa Rica photo gallery called Flora & Forests