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Post by Professor Higgins on Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:14 am




Hooker’s Lips!




Dancing girls


The Monkey Face Orchid


The Ballerina Orchid


The White Egret Orchid

Interesting that so many of these are orchids.

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Post by Your Mom on Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:53 am

Great pics, prof; love 'em.

I'm reminded of a David Attenborough show where he highlighted an orchid in Western Australia, where I was living at the time, which resembled a local wasp and with which said wasp attempted copulation, which fertilised the orchid. You've really got me thinking about the orchid family and it's propensity for mimicry. Great post!
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Post by Anonymouse on Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:11 pm

More interesting ones at the link. I like the bat flower. It' pretty neat looking.
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Post by Your Mom on Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:27 pm

Hi anonymouse and welcome.

Yeah, the bat flower is way cool.
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Post by Holly Golightly on Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:21 am

I love orchids. There's a pedestrian road in Miami where these brilliant dark red ones hang down from the trees. Absolutely stunning. It's the only place I've seen them in the wild.

When I was in the Keys, I saw my first banana tree flower. They're pretty amazing, too. I'd post a pic but it's on a different device. One of these days, if anyone's interested.
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Post by aussie on Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:05 am

Beautiful flowers Professor.
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Post by Professor Higgins on Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:54 am

There's an orchideria in the Botanical garden in Rio, but I didn't see anything to rival these ones above.
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