|Arising from a boat-shaped sheath, up to six flaming orange blossoms appear, one every other day. In its native habitat of Madagascar, it is one of the few flowers actually pollinated by a bird's feet. A sunbird (Africa's hummingbird) alights on the blue arrow, splitting it open.
The hidden pollen sticks to its feet, and after a beak full of sweet nectar, the bird flies off to passively pollinate the next grateful flower. In Hawaii, since we don't have cooperating birds, the flowers have to be pollinated by hand. After all, beauty must be served.