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Unknown spotting

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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

5 Comments

Machi
Machi a year ago

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

Muckpuk
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
Machi a year ago

Looks like Gustavia sp.

Muckpuk
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
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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