Focus on Psychotria Elata, a red colored rare and amazing flower that has the distinction of being shaped mouth or sensual lips! This amazing flower’s nickname includes everything from “Mick Jagger” to “Hot Lips,” Psychotria Elata is distinguished by its bright red color reminiscent of the sensual lips makeup.
Nature never ceases to amaze us with its wonders. One of the most beautiful jewels of the plant world is a red hot flower called “Hot Lips” or “Hooker’s lips.” Such fleshy lips of a woman, this plant has a strange shape of the characteristic look … a mouth! Called psychotria Elata, this tropical plant is also nicknamed “Hot Lips” and many other names … This wonderful plant grows in the forests of Costa Rica. The flower of this plant is unique and attractive as its petals resemble the human mouth. The scientific name of this plant is “Psychotria Elata” but most commonly it is called “Hot Lips”, “flower-lip” or “Hooker’s lips” because of its shape.
This flower attracts many pollinators such as butterflies or hummingbirds with its color tending to bright red. But what stands out above all that funny flower from other tropical plants are its two petals together form a kind of luscious lips with red still give advantage feel like dealing with lips makeup. Subject to all the sights, the psychotria Elata thus did not take long to see anybody wear other pet names for name this flower definitely not like the others. Indeed, this flower especially loves hot and humid climates and is located at an altitude of around 400 meters.
The flower grows in the forests of Central and South America: Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador. Rare and amazing, unfortunately, the plant is endangered due to uncontrolled deforestation in the countries mentioned above.
See some pictures below: