Image: Chiloglottis formicifera

Chiloglottis formicifera

Chiloglottis formicifera orchid.

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Notes

The flower shape can be so restricting that a certain type of behaviour maybe required to access the pollen. Many orchids mimic the shape of their pollinators in order to attract them.

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Tags pollination, flower shape, insects, invertebrates, orchid, mimicking,