Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Zootrophion vulturiceps

This orchid species is from Costa Rica and, like all the Zootrophions, only opens a small window in the side of the flower for the pollinating insect.

This particular species is name for the "vulture-headed" appearance of the flowers.  The plant is about 15 cm tall and the flowers about 3 cm in size.

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