Ron Hanko

Ron Hanko

Posted on 02/03/2009


Photo taken on February  2, 2009



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Gongora quinquenervis 'John B. Lager'

Gongora quinquenervis 'John B. Lager'
Gongora flowers are non-resupinate, that is, they hold the lip uppermost and do not twist around 180 degrees before opening. In Gongora flowers the pollinating insect, a male Euglossa bee, is attracted by the strong fragrance and is described as "gnawing" or "brushing" the projections on the lip of the flower while hanging on the lip. The pollinia are picked up or deposited as the bee drops off the lip onto the column below it in resuming flight. This species is from Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana and Trinidad.

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