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Eleanthus sp.© Christian Ziegler

Eleanthus sp.being pollinated by a male magnificent hummingbird. The orchidâ’s violet-colored pollen package can be seen at the tip of the hummingbirds beak. Most bird-pollinated orchids haveevolved dark pollinia because the usual yellow ones would be easily seen and probably groomed off by the birds. Finca Dracula, Panama