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Black bat flower

Koh Samui, Thailand

Black bat flower - Vleermuisbloem

The Black bat flower, Tacca chantrieri, is a species of flowering plant in the yam family
Dioscoreaceae. Tacca chantrieri is an unusual species in that it has black flowers. These flowers are
somewhat bat-shaped, are up to 12 inches across, and have long 'whiskers' that can grow up to 28
inches. There are different color types, including white and brown, both retaining the whiskers of
the black variety.

Order: Dioscoreales
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Genus: Tacca
Species: Tacca chantrieri

Nikon D300 ,Vivitar Series 1 90mm F2.5 macrolens
1/320s f/4.0 at 90.0mm iso100 full exif

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Chad Ramsey13-Apr-2012 03:39
Wow WOW!!! So crazy! An exotic beauty for sure!!! V
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)31-Mar-2012 06:50
Definitely good work! BV
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)31-Mar-2012 06:49
Definitely good work! BV