Neatorama Posts Tagged "orchid"
The Butterfly Orchid

Look at this gorgeous flower! Oh, you thought it w...  ...t Psychopsis papilio, also known as the Butterfly orchid . There are four species of this highly-coveted orchid , which you can see in all its glory at Kuriositas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/The-Butterfly-Orchid/
Pantone Color of the Year for 2014...

Every December, the Pantone company pronounces a n...  ...r chosen for 2014 is PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid .“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE...  ...symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the ey...  ...reg;. “An invitation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Pantone-Color-of-the-Year-for-2014/
Bee Orchid

The trick of attracting insects by resembling inse...  ...ing insects is a genius move by a many species of orchids . But there can be danger in such specialization....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/Bee-Orchid/
Monkey Orchid

Image: dendrofan/Flickr...  ...isit Eerika's website for more gorgeous orchid photos These orchids , found in the Peruvian cloud forest, is named the...  ...uvian cloud forest, is named the Monkey Orchid for the obvious reason. From Kuriositas:...  ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/monkey-orchid/
Flowers Fool Flat-footed Flies by Faking Fungus-infected Foliage...

A rare species of lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium fargesii) grows black spots that loo...  ...lectron microscope, he saw pollen grains from the orchid , and spores from a fungus called Cladosporium. Th...  ...it produces black mould spots. The purpose of the orchid ’s black...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/flowers-fool-flat-footed-flies-by-faking-fungus-infected-foliage/
A Sexually Deceptive Orchid...

"...so convincing that male wasps will mate w...  ...most of them originating from Australia. Some orchids can imitate the olfactory cues used by males to l...  ...sex pheromones. As the pollinator approaches the orchid , he is again deceived by the coloration or shape...  ...ginal research was performed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/a-sexually-deceptive-orchid/
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