Thursday, February 11, 2010

Odd Orchids

Bulbophyllum species blooming at Kawamoto Orchids, Honolulu, Hawaii. Many Bulbophyllums are pollinated by flies and, as opposed to their sweeter smelling cousins the Cattleyas, can therefore be a teensy bit pungent. The lip (seen in the front of the flower) is, in many species, mobile and moves up and down with the wind or any movement.

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