New Passiflora Species
And it's yellow, my favorite color! Thanks for posting it, Liz:-)
Wow, a very interesting flower. Always fun to see new things! Thanks for posting it Liz.
According to the info, you'll need a Dracula costume to pollinate.
They're pollinated by bats.
"Vell now! Wasn't dat fun! Making vit da pollen in da night...by moonlight...vid my bud Renfield!"
"Childrens of da night! Vat music dey make!"
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MMMMM...Upon further study.. it was found this flower wasn't mearly reflecting the ultrasonic signals from the bat.... but was found to be the source of ultrasonic signals they believe were broadcast to the bat.. signaling to it the possibility of a meal and great sex.. in the hopes the bat would fly by and assist in it's pollination
amazing adaptations from these plants... over these millions of years..
That is beautiful- and the picture of the bat pollinating it was wonderful-thanks for sharing!
Liz, great pic but you make me nervous when you do the Dracula thing. I had to borrow a turtle neck from next door. lol, j/k
Mark...Vas it a tasty turtle neck? Und iz dat turtle still alive?
Und vat did you did wit da head?
Funny that I happen to own a turtle.....well, actually it's a tortoise but, well, you know what i mean
Thanks for sharing Gordo! That is so interesting and a beauty, I look forward toseeing and learning more about it. :)