Catasetum integerrimum

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    Widespread and locally common from Mexico to Costa Rica in low elevation woods and scrubland. We have even seen this species growing on Mayan ruins in Belize. Flowers present an ominous hobgoblin appearance. Pollinators for catasetums are male Euglossine bees. The bird beak structure is a sensitive trigger that when touched, shoots the pollinia at the visiting bee.

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    1. lotusfee 80 months ago | reply

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    2. petrichor 80 months ago | reply

      amazing flowers!

    3. jayjayc 78 months ago | reply

      Absolutely unique orchid species and perfectly photographed! Very fascinating indeed! Greg, you're an orchid legend - never ceases to amaze me with your marvelous finds and capture!
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    4. Ptoke 78 months ago | reply

      interesting . great shot.

    5. melanie.phung 76 months ago | reply

      wow. fantastic subject and composition.

    6. Lucas Assis 75 months ago | reply

      you can see those bees in my album...

    7. kool_skatkat 74 months ago | reply

      almost look like people..

    8. ツMaaar 73 months ago | reply

      wow .... unique orchid !

    9. icymoon@yahoo.uk.co 72 months ago | reply

      I know flowers have an interesting kind of intellegence in many ocasions, for coppying things and smells but I never thought I would ever see something like this.
      Mnay thnaks for sharing this wonderfull creature.

    10. Savonna 68 months ago | reply


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    11. Konnichiwa Koneko! 64 months ago | reply

      Ohmigah, how awesome! they look like little green Grim Reapers!

    12. Paul in Japan 61 months ago | reply

      three little nuns

    13. obaasan Ansella 61 months ago | reply

      hahaha nice catch ^^

    14. Razor Ren 61 months ago | reply

      Hahahaha! they look like Monks wearing hoods!!

    15. kavanaru 60 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Catasetinae, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. gabrieldrodrigues 59 months ago | reply

      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    17. Mugzemet 56 months ago | reply

      Wow!!!! they look like they are hugging something (maybe me?), very very nice shot! :)

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