First bloom for the new year, and a haiku to celebrate it .....
willowy silhouette, you
remind me of a Cephalopod
smells like one too
Well, you know I'll never make it as a poet- but its true that this flower really smelled bad - if you stick your nose too close tears will ooze from your eyes. It also has the largest flower in the genus.
Here's a full frontal....
Bulbophyllum echinolabium, a native of lower montane forests of Sulawesi.
Note: discovered Picassa had been excessively compressing my pics for some time now, just found a fix for it.