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Porroglossum eduardii, Tatama National Park, Colombia Another tiny orchid found in the cloud forest of Tatama National Park, Colombia. Orchid species in this genus have a unique way to spread their pollen. Here&#039;s a video of another species in the same genus demonstrating the mechanism:<br />
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Porroglossum eduardii, Tatama National Park, Colombia

Another tiny orchid found in the cloud forest of Tatama National Park, Colombia. Orchid species in this genus have a unique way to spread their pollen. Here's a video of another species in the same genus demonstrating the mechanism:

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  1. Great bit of video. Posted 9 days ago

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Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1900 to 2900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or epiphyte orchid. Orchids in the Porroglossum genus are characterized by their hinged lip, which when triggered temporarily traps pollinators, forcing them against the pollen of the flower.

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Uploaded Dec 3, 2017. Captured Oct 17, 2017 10:10.
  • NIKON D810
  • f/3.2
  • 1/500s
  • ISO560
  • 105mm