Guateflora: Orejas de Elefante

Guateflora: Orejas de Elefante

These mammoth green leaves are known as Quequeshque or Orejas de Elefante, Elephant Ears, in Guatemala because of its gigantic size. The quequeshque leaves size, of course, is not apparently obvious if they are presented like in the image above, without a point of reference. So, if you want to have an idea of the enormous size of the Elephant Ears leaves, please, click on the image below to see an enlarge version with human figures in the frame for comparison.

Don’t forget to browse the Guateflora category for other fine specimens from exuberant Guatemalan plants.

Now, can anybody guess where in La Antigua Guatemala these photos were taken?

Guateflora: Quequeshque

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  • Eric

    Wow, Rudy, the different and intense shades of green look great. I’m not sure where the photo was taken, but from the intense greens it looks like the rainy season is underway, no ?
    When my family lived in Florida, we would use the leaves from these plants as ’emergency’ umbrellas. They did not always work as well as an umbrella, but it was always fun to do.

  • Me gusta meter hojas entre los libros y dejarlas secar, pero nunca voy a tener una hoja de Oreja de Elefante seca :S , siempre vengo a aprender algo a tu blog Rudy, qué bien!, y dónde será la foto…mmmmm, la voy a ver otra vez…tic tac tic tac…mmm, no sé 🙁

  • @Eric, indeed we are beginning to experience the rainy season, although it seems this year is not going to be very copious. I enjoy your anecdote about the umbrellas. 😉

    @Andreita, es para mi un gran gusto saber que pasas a visitar de vez en cuando. Te recomiendo que tomes prestado alguno de los libros que tienen en el Museo del libro viejo en La Antigua Guatemala si quieres guardar una hoja de Oreja de elefante que puedes cortar en Doña Luisa Xicotencatl; ambas cosas con mucho cuidado no vaya ser que te metas en problemas. Si te animas, me avisas y yo te hecho aguas. 😉

  • Cuando ví la foto le dije a mi mamá, mirá pue…es en donde “Doña Luisa” vaaa!? y me dijo mmmm no “mija” y yo…mmm 🙁 rayos!!! hahaha; será que sí me prestan un “librote” en el museo?? 😛 buena idea!