In Papua New Guinea found the night orchid

On an island in Papua — New Guinea discovered orchid flowers which bloom only at night.

Among the thousands of orchid species Bulbophyllum nocturnum — the first of its kind known to science. A plant whose flowers live for only one night, it was found by botanists during field trip to New Britain — an island in the Bismarck Archipelago.

According to scientists, this way of life of the plant remains a mystery.

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