Dragon fruit cactus
How the dragon fruit cactus is pollinated.
10 Aug 2011
Image: Anna FahertyThe flowers of the pitaya or dragon fruit cactus (Hylocereus polyrhizus) are well adapted to attract bat and m ...more
Image: Micoyati GarciaThe large pale green or white flower buds open only in late afternoon or after dark – often for just one night ...more
Image: Greg McCownYou can find similar night-blooming flowers on other cacti. This is a saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea), which is a ...more
Image: Merlin D. TuttleBat pollination may be evolutionary advantageous because the animal’s furry body collects large amounts of pol ...more
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