Chamaecostus subsessilis at Cristalino Private Reserve
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Chamaecostus subsessilis at Cristalino Private Reserve in Mato Grosso Brazil
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Plant showing roots and root tuber.
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Detail of roots and root tuber
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Chamaecostus subsesslis inflorescense
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Tob to bottom, counterclockwise: pseudostem, root tuber, bract, bracteole, calyx, corolla lobes, stamen, labellum
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calyx and bracteole
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In habitat - top of large rocky outcrops.
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Between boulders
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At base of boulders
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Between large rocks.
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In one location there were several plants with grey leaves instead of the normal green.
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Note the thick hairs on the leaves, much like the plant that is in cultivation.
Images Copyright 2012 - Dave Skinner