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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.

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Spotted on Jan 4, 2016
Submitted on Jan 15, 2016

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