First-ever night orchid discovery

Night-flowering Queen of the night cactus

Daily The Morning Star in Britain reports:

The world’s first-known night-flowering orchid has been discovered on New Britain island, near Papua New Guinea, experts from Kew Gardens said today.

The species, Bulbophyllum nocturnum, is the first-known example of an orchid which has flowers that consistently open after dark and close in the morning.

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