The photo below is a portrait of the freshest member of this Bat Lily community in Bukit Batok Nature Reserve. I also made a discovery that the Bat Lily is made up of bracts that are of two types - The showy bracts at the top and the whisker-like ones at the bottom - as well as an inflorescence comprising several flowers.Here's a close up of the flowers in the inflorescence:Each flower has 3 petals that are pulled back to reveal the stamens and style.
Here's a flower that looks more like a flower than a receptacle for seeds.As the flower matures this is what is looks like:
This time I noticed that there were holes in the leaves and bracts. Previously, the leaves were undamaged and the plant had always looked grand. I almost missed seeing these two bat lilies for they were hidden by some huge ferns. When I saw them, it brought back that joy of finding something wonderful when you least expect it.