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Complete skeleton of a flamingo (Phoenicopteridae). Flamingos are tall wading birds with long, delicate legs and downturned bills. They also have long, curved necks which are made up of multiple vertebrae as seen here. The flamingo is 62 cm from ground to shoulder.
- Royal Veterinary College
Justicia carnea Lindl. Acanthaceae. Brazilian Plume flower, Flamingo flower. Shrimp plant. Tender shrub. Distribution: Atlantic coast of Brazil. Named for James Justice (1698-1753) Scottish horticulturist, lawyer, 'tulip maniac' (Desmond, 1977). Asian species of Justicia are noted to be toxic and contain cytotoxic compounds which inhibit virus replication (Wiart, 2006) Photographed in the Medicinal Garden of the Royal College of Physicians, London.
- Dr Henry Oakeley