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SpeciesNut
Townsville
Australia

September 15, 2008
9:48 AM

Post #5553476

Some plants try to imitate the birds. This one is found in mountainous regions of northern Thailand.

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SpeciesNut
Townsville
Australia

September 15, 2008
9:50 AM

Post #5553479

This is one from South Africa, known as the Canary bush.

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SpeciesNut
Townsville
Australia

September 15, 2008
9:52 AM

Post #5553481

And lastly our own. It,s common name is Rattle Pod because the seed is not released until wet. Bob.

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Dlmcgrw
Colton, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 15, 2008
7:58 PM

Post #5555481

SpeciesNut,

Amazing photos. Not only beautiful but informative. NOW you owe us an explanation, or at least your theory, as to why these blooms imitate birds. Surly they don't hope to attract them as mates or some such thing.

Can't wait to hear what you know about this.
Malestrom
Plumiedelphia, PA
(Zone 7a)

September 15, 2008
11:22 PM

Post #5556247

CERTAIN BEAK SHAPES ARE REQUIRED FOR POLLINATION
oops sorry caps lok
The first is a parrot flower, unbelievable!
BuriedTreasures
Valrico, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 17, 2008
3:55 AM

Post #5561846

Regarding the Parrot Flower, and hopefully before this thread leads people to add it to their want, trade, buy list, this is a protected plant, and the only way for you to view it is essentially an escorted trip in Thailand. Exportation carries heavy penalties.

While the flower is nice, the plant it flowers on is horrid.

Good info on this plant: http://www.exoticrainforest.com/Rare%20Thailand%20Parrot%20Flower%20buy%20one%20SP.html
SpeciesNut
Townsville
Australia

September 17, 2008
9:27 AM

Post #5562194

Not too sure about the colors but the top fused petal keeps them dry as the Crotalarias have copious amounts of a very sweet nectar
pooled in the "body" of the flower. Here they are pollenated by several species of small bird.
Bob.
Malestrom
Plumiedelphia, PA
(Zone 7a)

September 17, 2008
10:20 PM

Post #5564952

Chris I want one ;p
BuriedTreasures
Valrico, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 17, 2008
11:18 PM

Post #5565147

@#$&^%$$&@# at Maelstrom
Malestrom
Plumiedelphia, PA
(Zone 7a)

September 18, 2008
12:26 AM

Post #5565460

Thats fine
I feel more at home now ;p
So when am I gettting it? hhahahaha
BuriedTreasures
Valrico, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 18, 2008
12:37 AM

Post #5565510

I'll tell you what. I'll bring you with me on my next trip to Thailand, and we'll slip one in tyour suitcase before we go through customs.

Sound good?

:-)

Chris
Malestrom
Plumiedelphia, PA
(Zone 7a)

September 18, 2008
12:44 AM

Post #5565544

Im my pants maybe lol!!
The vids are up man

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