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Big dead flower. 20 cm? Not sure what colours they are when fresh, but very fleshy brown like when dead. I guess it had white petals and a pink heart, but the ones I found on the jungle floor where brown with some pink leftovers on the underside. Slimy anemone looking heart.


On jungle floor near the river and Angel Falls, Canaima, Bolivar, Venezuela.


The floor was littered with these flowers in all different stages of decay. I could not spot a single one on a tree or even spot the tree where they came from. If it was a tree at all. No idea.

No species ID suggestions


Machi a year ago

No I don't know. You could just leave it at Gustavia sp. for the scientific name though.

Muckpuk a year ago

Yes Machi. You are right! That is what it looks like. Any idea what kind of Gustavia???? They all look similar.

Machi a year ago

Looks like Gustavia sp.

Muckpuk a year ago

Thanks Brian38
I hope anyone can tell me what the flower is. The guide was not very interested in telling us so we could remember :-(
And he was not very impressed so maybe it is a dead common flower. I thought it was gorgeous in a sort of anemone kind of way.

Brian38 a year ago

Great spotting Muckpuk!! There is a good chance this is the first spotting on Project Noah for this species.

Parroquia Sección Capital Gran Sabana, Bolívar, Venezuela

Lat: 5.97, Long: -62.53

Spotted on Jan 5, 2018
Submitted on Jan 29, 2018

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