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sadhailey:

HANDS DOWN THE BEST SCENE OF ANY TV SHOW EVER

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allisonilene:

sadhailey:

HANDS DOWN THE BEST SCENE OF ANY TV SHOW EVER

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rhamphotheca:

RAINBOW GRAPES
These may look like party balloons but they are actually rainbow grapes. These grapes aren’t a rare species, they are created during Véraison (when grapes turn from green to purple as they ripen). Image: BizarBin/Worth1000/Sesan Olasupo/Laritech Garden Seeds Branch Company
(via: ScienceAlert)

rhamphotheca:

RAINBOW GRAPES

These may look like party balloons but they are actually rainbow grapes. These grapes aren’t a rare species, they are created during Véraison (when grapes turn from green to purple as they ripen).

Image: BizarBin/Worth1000/Sesan Olasupo/Laritech Garden Seeds Branch Company

(via: ScienceAlert)


libutron:

The Extravagant Black Bat flower
The unusual Black Bat flower, Tacca chantrieri (Dioscoreales - Dioscoreaceae), is quite distinctive by the strange, unique, near black flowers. The flowers, which can grow up to 25 cm long, have four large, dark-purple bracts and long bracteoles, giving the inflorescence a striking appearance that superficially resemble a flying bat, a sinister face, or a mean tiger with whiskers.
Tacca chantrieri is an endangered species that occurs in tropical regions of SE Asia including Thailand, Malaysia, and southern China, particularly Yunnan Province.
The features of these flowers have been assumed to function as a ‘‘deceit syndrome’’ in which reproductive structures resemble decaying organic material attracting flies that facilitate cross-pollination (sapromyiophily). However, a study on pollination and mating in Tacca chantrieri populations from SW China, has shown that despite considerable investment in extravagant display, populations of this species are predominantly selfing and that flowers have several traits that promote autonomous self-pollination.
Reference: [1]
Photo credit: ©Stephanie Lichlyter 
Locality: Cultivated (Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, US)

libutron:

The Extravagant Black Bat flower

The unusual Black Bat flower, Tacca chantrieri (Dioscoreales - Dioscoreaceae), is quite distinctive by the strange, unique, near black flowers. The flowers, which can grow up to 25 cm long, have four large, dark-purple bracts and long bracteoles, giving the inflorescence a striking appearance that superficially resemble a flying bat, a sinister face, or a mean tiger with whiskers.

Tacca chantrieri is an endangered species that occurs in tropical regions of SE Asia including Thailand, Malaysia, and southern China, particularly Yunnan Province.

The features of these flowers have been assumed to function as a ‘‘deceit syndrome’’ in which reproductive structures resemble decaying organic material attracting flies that facilitate cross-pollination (sapromyiophily). However, a study on pollination and mating in Tacca chantrieri populations from SW China, has shown that despite considerable investment in extravagant display, populations of this species are predominantly selfing and that flowers have several traits that promote autonomous self-pollination.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Stephanie Lichlyter

Locality: Cultivated (Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, US)


libutron:

Lapeirousia oreogena flowers guide their pollinator to find the way 
Although it seems incredible (as often Evolution is), in the flowers of the South African species, Lapeirousia oreogena (Iridaceae), the clearly visible pattern of six white arrow-markings pointing towards the narrow entrance of the long corolla tube, are visual markings that guide its sole pollinator, a long-proboscid nemestrinid fly, towards a concealed nectar reward.
A study focused on the role of the nectar guides in this species, showed that although the arrow-marking removal has little effect on the approaches by flies to flowers from a distance, it dramatically reduces the likelihood of proboscis insertion.
Reference: [1]
Photo credit: ©jeffs bulbesetpots | Locality: unknown

libutron:

Lapeirousia oreogena flowers guide their pollinator to find the way 

Although it seems incredible (as often Evolution is), in the flowers of the South African species, Lapeirousia oreogena (Iridaceae), the clearly visible pattern of six white arrow-markings pointing towards the narrow entrance of the long corolla tube, are visual markings that guide its sole pollinator, a long-proboscid nemestrinid fly, towards a concealed nectar reward.

A study focused on the role of the nectar guides in this species, showed that although the arrow-marking removal has little effect on the approaches by flies to flowers from a distance, it dramatically reduces the likelihood of proboscis insertion.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©jeffs bulbesetpots | Locality: unknown





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CAUSE I SERIOUSLY NEEDED SOMETHING LIKE THIS WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU GUYS.

Don’t forget that drinking plenty of water and tea, eating a healthy diet and daily exercise will make a HUGE difference with your complexion.  Touching your face frequently is also a big no-no.  Everyone’s skin is different, so experiment with your own treatment routines and find what best suits you!!  I think this is a topic that’s almost taboo to talk about, but everyone has it, so we might as well help each other out with what we’ve found successful, right!?

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everything about this is pure gold.

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everything about this is pure gold.

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