Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fantastic lip !

At the ridge near the top of a lonely hill, we found a population of Flickingeria fimbriata. Previously I had only encountered this orchid beside rivers and streams so I was abit surprise it was at such a dry habitat.

The flower, borne at the base of the leaf, always bring a smile. Its lips reminds me of a trapped frog with both legs protruding out ....

.... too bad,it lasts only 1 day or less, which also explains why this plant is not in the trade, despite being fairly common.

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