Thursday, November 10, 2011

Zootrophion niveum

The genus name, Zootrophion, refers to the cage-like shape of the flowers in this genus with their little "windows."  The species name, niveum, refers to their color or lack thereof.  This particular species is from Ecuador and is one of the smaller species in the genus.  The plant is less than 15 cm and the flowers are about 4 cm in size, usually two per growth.

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