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UVF Ceropegia sp.

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#1 Adrian


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Posted 06 June 2019 - 11:16

A fascinating flower: Ceropegia sp. (? sutherlandii) in UVF. The flower traps insects for a while while they collect pollen. The flower releases the insect after a time, and it is then free to take the pollen to another flower. Has anyone else photographed this plant? I am hoping to do some reflected UV images next year when I have grown a plant of my own!
Technical details:
Nikon D810 with 105mm micro Nikkor lens. Convoy S2+ UV torch (with cheap ZWB2 UG1 filter from eBay). Approx 15 seconds @ f/11. 200 ISO.

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Adrian Davies

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 22:02

Didn't know this genus, but obviously it has a fascinating approach to pollination.

The images you posted are very good, nicely done illustrations. We just miss the UV reflection part ....

#3 Andy Perrin


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Posted 06 June 2019 - 22:27

Trap and release! Very interesting flower. I like the photos.