Dendrobium cuthbertsonii. This tiny epiphytic orchid sports...
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Image #cld1314869
SpeciesDendrobium cuthbertsonii
LocalityPapua, Indonesia
DescriptionThis tiny epiphytic orchid sports flowers which are much larger than the entire plant itself. It offers no nectar and is theorized to attract pollinating birds by its mimicry of similarly-sized and colored Rhododendron flowers which occur in the same habitat in the montane forests of New Guinea. 
Keywordsbloom | epiphytic | flora | flower | guinea | irian | jaya | new | orchidaceae | plant | west

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