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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Close up for D. excelsa

That's the close up for D. excelsa (left). Notice that this species is easy to identify based on the purple contrast of stamens and carpels compared to the golden yellowish petals. There are seven carpels in this flower and there are two distinct groups of stamens (below), the inner group longer which curved slightly inside while the outer group stamens are shorter. The below of the outer stamens are yellowish in colour. Note that the pollen are yellowish at the tips. The carpels are cylindrical in shape (below).


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