As a land bridge between North and South America, Panama is a paradise for exotic flora and fauna followers. In this narrow isthmus, you can find species of plants that are exclusive to this geographical area.
“Plant lovers will find an incredible biodiversity in a country smaller than South Carolina, barely 30,000 square miles. Scientists estimate that over 10,000 species of vascular plants exist in Panama.
But there is more than rainforest in Panama. Dense mangrove thickets fringe large portions of both coastlines, slowly changing into riparian forests, bordering the bodies of water land inwards. The foothills of the central highlands hold tall, broadleaf forests which with increasing altitude, fade into the deep blue-green cloud forests of the upper ranges.
The country’s highest areas receive frost regularly during the dry season. and there is even a report of snow on the summit of Volcan Chiriqui. The vast flora covering Panama arose from this broad range of altitude and climatic conditions, combined with a very rich hydrography.” (Panama – Flora & Fauna)
For today’s post I’ve reserved several photographs of a bright plant which I found growing in my neighbor’s front yard. The bright explosive red leaves of this tropical plant is absolutely amazing. I have never seen such a blazing red color before. I’m sure there are many more examples of the diversity of tropical flowers in Panama.
Now let’s take a look at this fascinating tropical plant. Here we go.
If you are an enthusiast of tropical flora and fauna, Panama is your perfect destination. No doubt about it. Good Day.