Saturday, January 7, 2012

Early bloomer

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.


Hermes said...

But what a beauty.

Hort Log said...

Yes, but not unlike Stapelia gigantea.

Nat said...

Beautiful! Nature had art mastered a millenia ago.. Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Beautiful documentation.... I compliment you for developing such taste and talent...!!

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