• is it harmless?

    oh lookie, a bloom on one of my orchids a generous gardening friend shared with me:

    Bulbophyllum putidum

    now take a closer look:

    oh dear! shaggy hair, long ears, large tongue ….

    Bulbophyllum putidum - come closer

    “come here, little kitty….”

    “My, what big teeth you have!” ….

    open wide, and say 'aahhhh'

     

    pah! completely harmless. I still have all my fingers and toes :-)

    This easy orchid flowers in autumn, likes low light and high humidity…. Still, I wonder WHY does it looks so dangerous? One would think this look scares away the little  flies wanting to aid with pollination


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