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Quite weird (for me) flowers (?) popping up straight out of the ground... like a fungus. Ranging in size across from 1cm to 5 or 6 cm diameter. Quite bright pink/read sharply pointed petals. Petals in layers in a very lotus like arrangement. When pushing through the soil the petals are closed in a bud, and seem to open out as the flower clears ground level. extraordinary.
Seen scattered amongst the leaf litter on the ground of rainforest along the borders of Lake Tanganyika.
Spotted on Jan 4, 2016
Submitted on Jan 15, 2016