The Holothrix randii flower profile in picture flaunts a multitude of white, thread-like petal and lip lobes. These thin, cylindrical lobes have a fleshy shine, even translucence upon their unkempt curves. They emerge from broad, white petal segments supported at the base by the purplish and green whorl of three sepals that partly covers them.
The cone-shaped spur emerging from the back of the lip and ends in an elaborate curve, is fit to be worn as a hat to the soiree of the elves where music by Grieg might be heard. Above the spur the purple and green ovary, seal-like and shiny, awaits developments involving insects for starting the growth of seeds inside its secret places (Germishuizen and Fabian, 1982).
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