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Thursday, January 12, 2012

More on the Elbow Orchid

Too late, too tired to write much more - I covered this Elbow Orchid discovery in some detail yesterday.
Here is the underside of the labellum - Elbow Orchid

Close-up of Elbow Orchid flower.
 Interestingly, one of the flowers was closed over, as in the "pollinating position".
But there was no insect involved.
The day was extremely windy, 
so that movement might have triggered the flower to snap closed.
Elbow Orchid in closed-over position. No insect involved.
 I took Alan Stephenson to see this tiny Orchid.
He agreed it was ridiculously hard to find, hard to see.

Alan Stephenson photographing the Elbow Orchid.


Tyto Tony said...

More power to your . . .

Denis Wilson said...

Thanks Tony.
Somebody had to say it....