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libutron:

Milkwort
Looking like a bird, the wide open flowers of this plant are truly amazing. It is an unidentified species of the genus Polygala, the most abundant of the 19 genera that form the cosmopolitan family Polygalaceae.
With about 725 species widely distributed across the globe, the genus Polygala is absent only in New Zealand and the Arctic and Antarctic areas. 
These flowers, highly modified with respect to the “typical” morphology of a flower, are hermaphroditic and pollinated by insects through highly specialized mechanisms according to the species.
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Ton Rulkens
Locality: Near Namina, Northern Mozambique

libutron:

Milkwort

Looking like a bird, the wide open flowers of this plant are truly amazing. It is an unidentified species of the genus Polygala, the most abundant of the 19 genera that form the cosmopolitan family Polygalaceae.

With about 725 species widely distributed across the globe, the genus Polygala is absent only in New Zealand and the Arctic and Antarctic areas. 

These flowers, highly modified with respect to the “typical” morphology of a flower, are hermaphroditic and pollinated by insects through highly specialized mechanisms according to the species.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Ton Rulkens

Locality: Near Namina, Northern Mozambique

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orchiddynasty:

Dendrobium bracteosum ‘Dynasty’ (Papua New Guinea)

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Michinoku Hydrangea Garden

(Source: son-of-twilight, via margaritkiblog)

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orchid-a-day:

Dendrobium pseudoglomeratum
July 11, 2014

orchid-a-day:

Dendrobium pseudoglomeratum

July 11, 2014

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ecobota:

lesliegale:

moviesorientated:

isao-takeda:

2014年5月25日 あいあいパーク 兵庫県宝塚市

I have no clue what this is, have the weirdest feeling I should know, and would like someone to tell me ;_;

It looks like a kalmia to me. Ecobota, do you want to chime in?

Looks like a kalmia to me too! A red variety mountain laurel

orchid-a-day:

Epidendrum parkinsonianum
Syn.: Coilostylis parkinsoniana; Epidendrum aloifolium; Brassavola pescatorii; Epidendrum pugioniforme; Epidendrum falcatum var. zeldoniae; Coilostylis pugioniformis 
June 12, 2014

orchid-a-day:

Epidendrum parkinsonianum

Syn.: Coilostylis parkinsoniana; Epidendrum aloifolium; Brassavola pescatorii; Epidendrum pugioniforme; Epidendrum falcatum var. zeldoniae; Coilostylis pugioniformis 

June 12, 2014

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kihaku-gato:

veryfinescenery:

A new heirloom (1884!) iris in my garden: 'Gracchus'. It is perhaps only a foot tall, but it draws attention like a spotlight.  It is also fragrant, though not strongly so.  But, if you put your nose to it, you would swear it was a tarte au citron or something similarly lemony sweet.  Didn’t know that was possible!

OAO <3

kihaku-gato:

veryfinescenery:

A new heirloom (1884!) iris in my garden: 'Gracchus'. It is perhaps only a foot tall, but it draws attention like a spotlight.  It is also fragrant, though not strongly so.  But, if you put your nose to it, you would swear it was a tarte au citron or something similarly lemony sweet.  Didn’t know that was possible!

OAO <3