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Porroglossum muscosum

This is a discussion on Porroglossum muscosum within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; edit sorry for the confusion I put the Masd pic here too....

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    Default Porroglossum muscosum

    edit sorry for the confusion I put the Masd pic here too.

    Last edited by Ron-NY; February 5th, 2008 at 09:12 PM.

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    Wow, when I first looked thought it was a masdavilla. Pretty and unusual

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    Hey now, Ron, are you messing with us? heheh... I do like this one! I especially like the really dark ink-like tip on the lip.

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    the lip has a trigger system and will snap close if a bug lands on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    the lip has a trigger system and will snap close if a bug lands on it.
    That is so cool. I would have never guessed that from the look of the flower. I have seen a video of an orchid that looks like a bee and that knocks the bee inside and snaps closed so that the bee has to climb out another passage to deliver the pollen. It was very cool. I bet it would be fun to watch this one go.

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    my camera has a video function, I should see if I can get a video of it.

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    Whew, I thought I was losing my marbles(what few I have left). Thanks for clearing that up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    my camera has a video function, I should see if I can get a video of it.
    Please do and I would love to see that!

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