I asked in a previous post if anyone recognised this flower.
Tilly Bud thought it might be a protea flower, native to South Africa. However… further investigation suggests that it might be a red ginger flower (alpinia purpurata). I can’t find a definitive answer as to its native country – some articles say it is native to Malaysia but there are also strong links with Hawaii.
Here’s a couple of photos which look quite similar to my pic.
What do you think? A possibility?