Over the past few weeks I've noticed that I've only written about the Fauna world of Kabalebo. An intriguing world where you can expect the unexpected.
The Flora world is also diverse, but on the other hand ... predictable and most importantly ... they will not fly, swim or run away when you are trying to photograph or study them.
In this post I'll like to pay some attention to a certain beautiful and functional plant: Costus Scabur!
In Suriname it is also known as the Sangrafu plant. They flourish very well in Kabalebo. I've seen them in red and white colors. They're great as bouquet decorations as they can stay fresh for more then a week.
Besides that they come in handy for flower decorations, they are also useful plants:
- the sap that comes out from the flower is a great help against eye infections
- the stem is edible and thereby useful when one is lost in the jungle
- the sap from the stem can also be used to heal a sore throat
The flowers of these plants also attracts hummingbirds and leaf frogs.