Thursday, May 2, 2013

catasetum macroglossum, flower detail

just thinking of sharing this spike of macroglossum and also the same time to add in the detail of the flower anatomy.

such a coincidence that ll the sepals,petals and including the pedicle length and also the height of the labellum is 3.5cm. the labellum reminds me of the inner endocarp of an unripe mango。

 the pic below, bisection of labellum longitudinally showing the location of the callus just behind the tip of the labellum, not visible from normal frontal view

closeup of the flower from frontal view

lateral view of them, lining up in a row

the appearnce of the entire plant

closer view on the entire spike

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