Chile Alerce Andino Coicopihue flower
Can anyone tell me what this flower is called? I think it is the national flower emblem of Chile. OK apparantly its Copihue (Lapageria rosea) only the red one is the national emblem. See "And the glory of the lord" comment below. Oh! ok apparantly the latest theory is "coicopihue" (Philesia magellanica) which is smaller see Desde Chiloe below and Leon Calquin.
Lapageria rosea #1
Best viewed @ large size Philesiaceae - Chile Chilean Bellflower, Chilean Glory Flower, Copihue National flower of Chile Shown: Cluster of the pendulous, heavy-textured flowers; flowers approx. 8-9 cm in length "The Copihue (co-pee-way) (Lapageria rosea), also known as the Chilean Bellflower and Lapageria, is the national flower of Chile. It grows in forests in the southern part of Chile, being part of the Valdivian flora. It is the only species in the genus Lapageria. It is an…