Tacca chantrieri or Bat Lily by Trish Meyer

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Photographed in the National Orchid Garden, within the Singapore Botanic Gardens.


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I love the endless photographic opportunities provided by world around me, from the abundance of nature in my own backyard to historic and scenic worldwide destinations.
I am retired, beyond threescore years and ten.

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  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 3 years ago

    Tacca chantrieri of the family: Taccaceae is known by several names including Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower and Black Tacca. It originates in the tropical regions of Southeast Asia and West Africa
    This curious plant has wide spreading batwing-like bracts of rich maroon-black, accompanied by long trailing filaments or “whiskers”. The small black flowers are succeeded by heavy berries. These unusual plants are evergreen, perennial and herbaceous and grow wild in many tropical climates.

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture…very interesting info Trish

  • Thank you so much for accepting my image and for your comments on this unusual flower !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnalmost 3 years ago

    It almost looks like a monster! Amazing looking flower Trish, thanks for sharing.

  • Michael, thanks very much !
    I particularly liked the long “tendrils” of this unusual bloom :)

    – Trish Meyer

  • rain-dogs
    rain-dogsalmost 3 years ago

    great shot trish of an awesome looking flower with a bunch of scary names…the info makes it

  • Thanks very much for your comments !
    I really liked the long “tendrils” of this unusual bloom and didn’t want to crop them out. I have added “please view larger for greater detail” to the information :)

    – Trish Meyer

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsalmost 3 years ago

    How unusual and beautiful Trish… Fabulous crisp clear image.. Love this!!! :)))x

  • Debbie, thanks so much for your fabulous comments and fave !
    I was pleased to find it’s identity relatively easily.

    – Trish Meyer

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldalmost 3 years ago

    That’s a strang looking plant,Trish,nice shot!!

  • Thanks very much Lance !
    I particularly liked the long “tendrils” of this exotic bloom :)

    – Trish Meyer

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely capture of a flower I have never seen, Trish.

  • Thank you very much !
    I hadn’t seen one before, but have since seen another image posted on RB !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonalmost 3 years ago

    Wow, so interesting, beautiful image Trish. Fav.

  • Rosalie, I’m glad you find this as interesting as I do !
    Thanks so much for your lovely comments and fave !

    – Trish Meyer

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alalmost 3 years ago

    I love the big leaves Trish. It’s a terrific shot.

  • Thanks very much Al, glad you like it !
    I particularly liked the long “tendrils” of this unusual bloom :)

    – Trish Meyer

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 3 years ago

    Wow !!!! What an amazing plant and capture! Well done Trish, great find!

  • Maggie, thank you very much !
    I had not seen one before and I really liked the long “tendrils” of this unique bloom :)

    – Trish Meyer

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