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Oct 03 2012

Botanical Wednesday: feelin’ Halloweeny

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  1. 1
    Ichthyic

    ah, Timothia burtoni

    beautiful flower.

    ;)

  2. 2
    katkinkate

    It’s an orchid, isn’t it?

  3. 3
    navigator

    Yeah, that’s what I was thinking, orchids.

  4. 4
    ck

    So, what does this thing look like in the ultraviolet spectrum?

  5. 5
    Tethys

    Lovely and seasonally appropriate.

    Here is a good article on vampire orchids.

    I love the latin name Vampira dracula.

  6. 6
    lcaution

    Stunning!

  7. 7
    eric

    Feed me, Seymour!

  8. 8
    Pyra

    I want!

  9. 9
    stanton

    @Tethys, you have it backwards: the genus name is Dracula

  10. 10
    Tethys

    Indeed Stanton, you are correct.

    Multitasking does not lead to accuracy.

  11. 11
    aspidoscelis

    PZ, you found a more difficult one to track down this time, and provided no source whatsoever! However, this image appears to come originally from fotolog.com user neavinth:

    http://us.fotolog.com/neavinth/35491934/

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