Subject: The Parrot Flower
This is a flower from Thailand . It is also a protected species and is not allowed to be exported. This will be the only way we will be able to view this flower. Prepare to be amazed:
Hoax or Fact:
These are widely circulating pictures through emails, claiming them to be real flowers in the shape of Parrots. The messages also claim that these are rare species found in Thailand and should be well protected.
The story is fact. The pictures are genuine, Parrot flowers do exist, although they are rare. They belong to Impatiens psittacina (meaning parrot like) species that are rarely found in parts of Thailand, Burma and parts of India. It is called parrot flower as it resembles a parrot in flight when viewed from side angle.
Many people could not believe the existence of Parrot flowers and they dismissed them as digitally manipulated images. You can see additional information on these parrot flowers along with pictures in ExoticRainforest.com. Also, Thailand protects these Parrot flowers with a law that makes it illegal to own, collect, or export their plants or seeds as they are a rare and interesting species.
Impatiens psittacina - Wiki
Parrot Flowers Info