Flower of the orchid Psygmorchis pusillum

Flower of the orchid Psygmorchis pusillum

B535/0032 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Psygmorchis pusillum. Close-up of the flower of the orchid Psygmorchis pusillum, a native of the Amazon Rainforest. Orchids are unusual in having exquisitely adapted flowers. Many species are so specialised that they depend entirely on a single species of insect to pollinate them. The large bottom petal seen here, called the labellum, acts as a landing platform for visiting insects (usually bees). The sexual organs (pistil and stamen) are fused into a structure called a column, which deposits sticky pollen sacs on the visitor. Photographed in Ecuador.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: angiosperm, angiosperms, botany, flower, nature, orchid, orchids, plant, psygmorchis, psygmorchis pusillum, rainforest, type, wild flower

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.