Brassavola cucullata by rhoing

Brassavola cucullata

“Weird and wonderful” says the American Orchid Society,

“Brassavola is a genus of 21 orchids. They were named in 1813 by the Scottish botanist Robert Brown. The name comes from the Italian nobleman and physician Antonio Musa Brassavola” —

Species page at PhytoImages,

Photo taken at SIUC Plant Biology Greenhouse,

1 year ago (“Doormat”):
2 years ago (“‘Nature’s popcorn’?”):
3 years ago (“How ‘bad’ do Roland & I have the rowing ‘bug’?”):
4 years ago (“*Not* ‘one of the most famous henges’…”):

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This thing is stunning
February 17th, 2015  
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