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Rhytidiopyllum tomentosum

Photo by John Boggan
Grown at the Smithsonian Institution greenhouses

A closeup photo of these unusual flowers may be seen by clicking here, and an old botanical print here.  Inflorescences of different species may be seen here and here.  Rhytidophyllum species are likely bat pollinated -- the yellowish flowers with dark reddish markings are typical of many bat-pollinated flowers.

 

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