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The Marcgravia evenia plant seen here was long thought to be

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The Marcgravia evenia plant seen here was long thought to be pollinated by hummingbirds, but was recently discovered to be pollinated by bats.

In the rainforests of Cuba grows a flower with its own version – a device that is vital for the flower's survival. The rainforest vine Marcgravia evenia ...

Leach's single leaf bat (Monophyllus redmani) pollinating Marcgravia evenia in Cuba. The dish

Leach's single leaf bat (Monophyllus redmani) is pollinating Marcgravia evenia in Cuba. This

Cuban emerald hummingbird at flower

Grow-Trees.com on Twitter: "Marcgravia evenia is a Cuban #plant whose leaves act as a satellite dish for the #bats' sonar.

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pollinating bats (Cheryl Carlin) The Cuban rain forest vine Marcgravia evenia ...

An orange nectar bat (Lonchophylla robusta) sipping nectar, head in contact with anthers

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Specially shaped leaves lure the flying mammals. The bats get a meal, and the flowers get pollinated. ”

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PHOTOGRAPH BY MERLIN D. TUTTLE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC The flowers of the sea bean,

We're not the only ones who love bats--turns out the Cuban rainforest vine Marcgravia evenia works pretty hard to get their attention, too.

For nectar feeding bats, finding food in a dense tropical rainforest is a complex task. For many years it was thought that nectar feeding bats relied solely ...

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... the endemic vine Marcgravia evenia. Ecuador ...

The Commissaris's long-tongued bat (Glossophaga commissarisi) is a primary pollinator of the

Marcgravia umbellata L.

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The Commissaris's long-tongued bat (Glossophaga commissarisi) is a primary pollinator of the

Cuban emerald hummingbird at flower

Plants have found unique ways to attract bats

Cuban emerald hummingbird at flower

Researchers have now discovered that a ...

Cuban emerald hummingbird at flower

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A Commissaris's long-tongued bat (Glossophaga commissarisi) pollinating an orchid tree flower in

Nepenthes hemsleyana - A lower pitcher from a Bruneian plant

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The Marcgravia evenia plant seen here was long thought to be pollinated by hummingbirds, but was recently discovered to be pollinated by bats. PHO…

It has long been noted that cats are attracted to the bruised leaves of Nepeta cataria. Not all cats respond to catnip though.

A Commissaris's long-tongued bat (Glossophaga commissarisi) is about to eat a tiny

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Unbelievable Photos Reveal The Work Of A Real Batman - This pallid bat is sipping nectar

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Leach's single leaf bat (Monophyllus redmani) in Cuba are pollinating Marcgravia sp?

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Merinthopodium neuranthum (Solanaceae) is an epiphytic shrub, this one pollinated by an Underwood's

With their long, strap-like leaves that seem to pop out of the dirt at random, it is not readily apparent that these plants belong to the same family as ...

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A new year and a new orchid. It didn't take long for me to spot this little plant poking up between the succulent leaves of a potted aloe.

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Durian fruits sell for billions of dollars annually in Southeast Asia, but every flower must be pollinated by a bat ...

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Marcgravia Evenia Outsmarts Bats

“A Cuban flower bat (Phyllonycteris poeyi) pollinating a blue mahoe tree in Cuba. This is a much-valued ornamental and timber tree.

Greater Horseshoe Bat Beira Baixa, Portugal One night, under the moonlight, a Greater Horseshoe Bat patrol the banks of a river in search of insects.

Raise you hand if you have ever had a parlor palm (Chamaedorea elegans). I see most of you have raised your hands. Palms in the genus Chamaedorea are the ...

The beauty of Tasmania's honeybush, Richea scoparia, is equally matched by its hardiness. At home across alpine areas of this island, this stout Ericaceous ...

Surely aquatic animals could not be involved in aquatic pollination. Well, a newly published study on a species of seagrass known scientifically as ...

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Rhaphidophora cryptantha Family: Araceae Shingle Plant Origin: Papua New Guinea ~ I can see so many ways to grow and train this plant :) eb

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Marcgravia Evenia Biology

The Marcgravia evenia plant seen here was long thought to be pollinated by hummingbirds, but was recently discovered to be pollinated by bats. PHO…

“A Geoffroy's tailless bat (Anoura geoffroyi) is pollinating an old man cactus flower (Espostoa frutescens) in southern Ecuador.

“Lesser bamboo bats (Tylonycteris pachypus) are among the world's smallest mammals, weighing less than a U.S. nickel. They have flattened heads that ...

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The Marcgravia evenia plant seen here was long thought to be pollinated by hummingbirds, but was recently discovered to be pollinated by bats. PHO…

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The siren call of the vine - how plants lure bats in for supper

Nectar-feeding bats. Glossophaga soricina

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Peperomia cf. Eburnea

“A Mariana flying fox (Pteropus mariannus) is pollinating a kapok tree on the island of Guam. Kapok, the source of World War II life preservers, ...

The answer has to do with café marron's natural predators, a species of giant tortoise. The tortoise are attracted to bright green leaves and ...

Unlike bats ...

Eastern Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis) observed by camelcreek 05:16 PM UTC on

These minute hairs cover the body of the plant and produce sticky mucilage that ensnares tiny insects. It was originally thought that this was a merely a ...

Bullhorn Acacia--giant hollow thorns provide shelter for ants

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Now, if you are anything like me, at this point you must be thinking to yourself "but what about the native flora?!" You have every right to be concerned.

Towards the tip of the long, blade-like leaves are heart shaped red spots. They are translucent and to stand below one conjures a mental image of stained ...

And in fact, Ancient Greeks considered the violet a symbol of fertility and love, using them in love potions... Can't be a coincidence.

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This attracts a particular species- Hardwicke's woolly bat, a tiny bat weighing less than ten grams. These bats crawl into the pitchers, which, by the way, ...

Producing flowers is a costly endeavor for plants. They require a lot of resources and give nothing back in the way of photosynthesis.

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An orange nectar bat pollinates a tank plant in a Costa Rican rain forest.

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