I thought this belonged to the carnivorous sundews (Drosera roraimae), but none of these flowers sprung up from any visible host! I did find it among sundews, but the flower stem had allways sprung up from the wet soil. I also found that the flowers of the sundews of Roraima opened up hanging face down [...]
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Here on Roraima I found these flowering plants to be quite inaccessible in contradiction to the Utricularia humboldtii on the open sabana. They were either in a dark place, in a narrow crevice or simply out of reach. The ones that did seem to be well placed to photograph were either cut, bruised or simply [...]
A beautiful flower from a rather deadly plant! The bladders are in fact traps to catch various organisms, and when the prey touches the trigger hairs, it is sucked into the bladder. This is how the plant get its nutrients! It grows on the wet areas of the savanna, and here it was almost like [...]
This tiny flower was growing close to the river (it’s under water in the rainy season) behind Kamoiran lodge.