Plant ID forum: (Talipariti elatum); Cuban Flower Bat (Phyllonycteris poeyi)

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Aug 18, 2015 1:07 PM CST
Saw this on a national geographic page .. really want to know what the flower is.

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JRsbugs
Aug 18, 2015 1:31 PM CST
It's a great shot! Does it mention where in the world it was taken?
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Aug 18, 2015 1:47 PM CST
Central America - Costa Rica.

Here is the link

http://ngm.nationalgeographic....

I looked up Mucuna - a flower mentioned but they don't look like the flower in the picture.
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 18, 2015 1:49 PM CST

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Aug 18, 2015 2:03 PM CST
Thanks Kent! I though it might be related to hibiscus in looking at the bud.
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Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Aug 18, 2015 3:40 PM CST
I like the bat!
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froggardener
Aug 19, 2015 4:12 PM CST
It looks like he's wearing his Halloween costume
Very cool pic
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Mutisia
Aug 21, 2015 6:30 PM CST
N.G. publishes such great pictures! I love that pollen covered little guy with a pig nose! Lovey dubby

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