Saturday, January 2, 2010

Oink oink!

The stamens of this Aeschynanthus species (lipstick plant) make for a funny pic! The anthers look like some kinda mutated alien pig half grinning half sneering at you.

Lipstick plants grow in great abundance in some places that I've been to, especially along riversides on large trees with branches overhanging the water. Take a boatride down the Melinau river in Mulu for example, and you'll see lots of them hanging from the branches. Saw a lot of them on a river walk not too long ago, take a look at this blog entry (click here) for some photos of Aeschynanthus species in their natural habitat.

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