Rotchschild's orchid: $5,000 per plant. Rotchschild's orchid (Paphiopedilum rothschildianum), commonly known as the Gold of Kinabalu orchid was discovered in 1987, after which is was ravaged by orchid smugglers and became nearly extinct. Notable for its imposing horizontal petals, it has been reintroduced by cultivated seedlings, but it remains elusive. It lives in the wild only at the Kinabalu National Park in Malaysia, and takes many years before a single bloom appears.
This photo montage shows the Cuban nectar feeding bat Monophyllus beside the vine that scientists discovers attracts bats by producing an "echo beacon" with a special leaf. That sonar-reflecting leaf stands upright above the ring of flowers. The cup-like structures that hold the nectar hang below.
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Spoon petal chrysanthemum a key concept very closely related to the Fibonacci sequence: the golden ratio. You see, each number of the Fibonacci sequence divided by the previous number (for example, 2/1, 3/2, 5/3, 8/5, 13/8, etc.) will result in a “quotient” that, as the numbers increase, gets closer and closer to a “golden ratio” of approximately 1.6180339887. The proportions relating to this golden number have long been seen as being aesthetically pleasing,