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A flower of Axinaea Affinis

Caption: A flower of Axinaea affinis. The strong visual colour contrast between the yellow, bulbous stamen appendages (bellows organs) and the pink petals becomes clear. The pollen is contained in the anthers, the blackish, elongated structures connected to the bulbous appendages.

Credit: Current Biology, Dellinger et al.

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