A detail of yesterdays species. (some general info about the species can be found there). The flowers are very small, trumpet-shaped tubes. Sepals and tepals are white, often washed green towards the base. The lip is pale green, becomming whiter towards the edges, with two small, globular nectaries at the base. It can be oval or even heart-shaped with a slightly squared-off tip, and the sides curve upwards to form a trough or gutter. For the entire length te lip also bends downwards to resemble the lip of a china teapot's spout. There are abundant glandular hairs on the stem, ovaries and sepals. The white heart-shaped structure in the center of the middle flower are pollinia (not the normal position !). The way these ended up there I will tell in the next image (the story of pollination).
Image: Zuid-Holland (NL) - 03/09/2010
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