On my ride tonight I noticed that these flowers only opened once the sun set. Must be moth pollenated. In the mornings the stay open till the sun rises then close. I’d be very happy to know more about them. #botanizing#saflowers#menseselense#wegtydskrif
Monotropa uniflora from the cloud forests of Oaxaca #botanizando#botanizing This is a parasitic species from the cranberry family (Ericaceae) that lacks any photosynthetic ability and gets all of its food from fungi.