~Green Jade Flower

Green Jade Flower    
The Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys)
is a native of the tropical forests of the Philippines.
Its flowers are the color of jade, and hang in bunches
up to 90 cm long; each clawlike flower is about 7½ cm long.
In its native Philippines, the jade vine’s flowers
are pollinated by bats.The rare and beautiful
green jade flower is distinct for its blue-green
petals and navy-purple center.

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