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Round and square patterns on pink/orange flower, Amber Mountain, Madagascar Captured in a botanical garden. Africa,Amber Mountain,Geotagged,Lantana camara,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Spanish Flag,Spring,World Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Round and square patterns on pink/orange flower, Amber Mountain, Madagascar

Captured in a botanical garden.

    comments (5)

  1. Thanks @Wildflower for the identification! Posted 3 years ago
  2. Beautiful! This worldwide distribution species is quite a remarkable example of success in adaptation, almost like the favorite bakery to a great variety of arthropods, mostly because there is a miriade of insects, such as butterflies, diptera and hymenoptera species that strongly contribute to its pollination. When in flowering they are great spots to insects photography :) Nice capture, cheers* Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 3 years ago
  3. In Indonesia, this is called the chicken shit flower, because that is what it smells like. This bloom is a real insect magnet.

    Dave
    Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
    1. heh, did not know that, or smell it for that matter :) Posted 3 years ago

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''Lantana camara'' is a species of flowering plant within the verbena family , native to the American tropics. Other common names of ''L. camara'' include big-sage , wild-sage, red-sage, white-sage , tickberry , West Indian lantana, and umbelanterna.

As an ornamental, ''L. camara'' is often cultivated indoors, or in a conservatory, but can also thrive in a garden with sufficient shelter. It has spread from its native Central and South America to around 50 countries, where it has become.. more

Similar species: Lamiales
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Apr 5, 2016. Captured Oct 13, 2015 16:14 in Unnamed Road, Joffreville, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/4.5
  • 1/200s
  • ISO400
  • 105mm