Sunday, October 02, 2005

Bat Lily

Tacca Integriflolia
This is the second time that I have seen this flower. The first time was in our Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. This picture was taken of a bloom that I found in the Bukit Batok Nature park. Seeing this flower fills me with wonder for it is rather rare to see flowers that are close to black in colour. It is also known as black lily to some and is found in the jungles of south-east Asia.

1 comment:

budak said...

I saw that the Taccas in the Central Reserve are flowering lately (probably thanks to the rains), but the flowers seem a bit different from yours (see http://budak.blogs.com/the_annotated_budak/2006/01/bat_lily.html). Wonder if its a different species?