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Интересные растения

orquidofilia:  Lepanthes telipogoniflora. By Norbert Dank.

Собирала, собирала интересные для себя растения, некоторые первый раз вижу, другие уже видела. Фотографии такие хорошие, но часть их и адрес, откуда натаскала я цветочки, комп сам уничтожил и найти их пока не могу.

stickytraps:lovecraftsgarden:Heliamphora nutans x ionasii (via)  I’d love to be able to grow Heliamphora as well as this…

libutron:  Fanged Pitcher Plant - Nepenthes bicalcarata This beauty is Nepenthes bicalcarata (Caryophyllales - Nepenthaceae), a large and impressive pitcher plant famous for the two menacing fang-like spines projecting downward from its lid, which distinguish it from any other Nepenthes species. The pitcher color of this species is typically yellowish green or orange, and occasionally red.As you know, all Nepenthes species are carnivorous, and are equipped with large, modified, pitcher-shaped leaves with which to trap and digest small organisms. But, the Fanged Pitcher Plant has also developed a mutualistic relationship with the ant Camponotus schmitzi, which nests in the hollow tendrils of the plant, and is able to run up and down the walls of the pitchers without falling in, enabling it to hunt in the pitcher fluid. In an unusual twist, these ants help the Fanged Pitcher Plant not by feeding it, but by removing some of its larger prey. When pitcher plants catch large insects or other large prey, the animal can begin to decay before being digested, and this putrefaction can spread to the pitcher and shorten its lifespan. The ants specifically haul out these larger items from the pitcher, breaking them into smaller pieces to feed upon, and thereby also benefit from this strange relationship.Nepenthes bicalcarata is found only on the island of Borneo, in Brunei Darussalam, Kalimantan (Indonesia), and Sabah and Sarawak (Malaysia). Currently, this species is regarded as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.References: [1] - [2]- [3]Photo credit: ©Alan Cressler | Locality: Lambir Hills National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia (2009) 

libutron:  A story of ants, bees and orchids: the Bucket Orchids The genus Coryanthes (Asparagales - Orchidaceae) has one of the most complex flowers structures of the highly diverse orchid family. Sepals and tepals are usually turned back and soon wither after anthesis (the period during which a flower is fully open and functional). The fleshy lip of the Coryanthes flower is composed of three parts: the cup shaped hypochil (the lower part of the lip), the partially covered, tubular mesochil (the intermediate or middle part of the lip), and the bucket-like enlarged epichil (the terminal part of the lip), which is filled up to the “exit” with a fluid, secreted by two broadly-falcate protuberances, called pleuridia, at the base of the column. Coryanthes species grow on trees, and exclusively in ant nests of the genera Azteca, Campanotus, and Crematogaster, in so-called “ant-gardens”. These arboreal communities can reach diameters of 150 cm with the ant nest comprising 80 cm. Both organisms share a destiny because the plant is condemned to death if the associated ant colony dies. The plants offer nectar in extrafloral nectaries and provide a framework for nest construction with their root system, while the ants defend the plants against herbivores and additionally fertilize them with vertebrate feces. This abundant provision of nutrients by the ants allows the plants to grow rapidly. All Coryanthes species are pollinated by males bees of the genera Euglossa, Eulaema, and Euplusia. The bees are attracted by the odor of the flowers and swarm around them. They land on the hypochil of the flower and try to  get below the hood to seek the fragrance compound. In trying to obtain a footing on the waxy, smooth mesochil they loose their footing and fall in the bucket-like epic hill which is filled with a mucilaginous fluid, where their wings are moistened. The only way to escape is crawling out through a tunnel, formed by the epichil of the lip and the column. The pollinator touches first the stigma and afterwards the sticky viscidium, which glues the whole pollen mass (pollinium) on him. After a second “error”, the flower is pollinated. These photos show the species Coryanthes speciosa and the Orchid Bees, Euglossa tridentata (Apidae - Euglossini) on Coryanthes speciosa.  References: [1] - [2] - [3] Photo credit: [Top: ©Eerika Schulz | Locality: Royal Gardens, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany, 2013] - [Bottom: ©Ian Morton | Locality: Hickatee Cottages, Punta Gorda, Toledo District, Belize, 2002]

anthonysharps:  Echium Candicans… One of our #favourite plants! #akas #akaslandscape #landscape #landscapearchitect #landscapearchitecture #garden #gardening #gardendesign #flower #flowers #melbourne #victoria #australia #design #plant #plants

libutron:  Stapelianthus arenarius As all species in the genus, Stapelianthus arenarius (Gentianales - Apocynaceae) is a stapeliad native to Madagascar, distinctive by its white flowers with five fleshy sepals (occasionally four), spotted red-brown in the center. Reference: [1] Photo credit: ©Mike Keeling | Locality: cultivated (2009)

californiacarnivores:  Pinguicula esseriana is a lovely Mexican Butterwort that grows miniature 1" rosettes and quickly forms clusters of plants, like a tiny bouquet of flowers.

kihaku-gato:  pacificnorthwestdoodles:  Does anyone know what variety of iris these are?  Someone was growing them in the neighborhood and I LOVE that they are multicolored.   I suspect Dutch Iris (Iris × hollandica) at least for the second one, which particularly resembles the cultivar ‘Frans Hals’. I’ve heard of this group of irises before, but I’m not particularly familiar with them or their habits relative to other Iris species.

flowersgardenlove:  Black Kangaroo Paw (Macropidia fuliginosa)

grow-plants:  Nepenthes learn 2 #grow #nepenthes #carnivorous #plant  Buy now

orquidofilia:  Corybas ecarinatus grown in a sealed box under lights.  Orchidaceae: Diurideae.By Brett Moloney Orchids. [x]

plantsrocksthings:  Calochortus kennedyi.

flowerfood:  Cypripedium irapeanum, foto R. Jiménez M., Estado de Méxco by Roland2009 on Flickr.

orchid-a-day:  Epidendrum medusaeSyn.: Nanodes medusae; Neolehmannia medusaeJune 9, 2015 

orchid-a-day:  Dendrobium parvulum Syn.: Dendrobium delicatulum et al.  April 27, 2014

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затейливые какие!
там и хищные есть

Хищные особенно красивыми бывают.

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