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  Vietnamese Mickey Mouse Plant

 

Thailand

A Vietnamese Mickey Mouse Plant, recognizable form its attractive, berry-like fruits, which are shiny black and dangle from bright-red sepals in a way that resembles the face of Mickey Mouse, hence the name. Move the cursor of your computer over the picture on the left to discern Mickey Mouse's contours.

 

In spring it bears spectacular yellow flowers, making it popular in southern Vietnam during the Tet Festival, the traditional Vietnamese New Year. The Vietnamese Mickey Mouse can be a plant, shrub or tree, and is the provincial flower of Mukdahan. See also List of Thai Botanical Names.

 

  Vietnamese Mickey Mouse Plant