Bird’s Head Orchid - 

Centre of Orchid showing the Phalaenopsis (column, anther cap and stamen) which looks a little like a birds head. This is situated above the Callus (looking like a bow tie) with the out of focus labellum (lip) in the foreground.


Photo Credit:  Edward Bray @ FLICKR
Bird’s Head Orchid - 

Centre of Orchid showing the Phalaenopsis (column, anther cap and stamen) which looks a little like a birds head. This is situated above the Callus (looking like a bow tie) with the out of focus labellum (lip) in the foreground.

Photo Credit:  Edward Bray @ FLICKR

Stained transverse section of a lily flower bud. (Spike Walker, Staffordshire, UK/2013 Olympus BioScapes Digital Competition)

Stained transverse section of a lily flower bud. (Spike Walker, Staffordshire, UK/2013 Olympus BioScapes Digital Competition)