Tritonia securigera

Tritonia securigera

Observation - Tritonia securigera - Southern Africa. Description: Beautiful plant in full bloom, distinct yellow teeth on bottom flower lobes. These teeth are used by

Beautiful plant in full bloom, distinct yellow teeth on bottom flower lobes. These teeth are used by honeybees to grip onto and pull themselves into the flower to reach the nectar. The space between the teeth and the anthers is just smaller than the diameter of the bee ensuring that the pollen is rubbed off onto the back of the bee and distributed to other flowers.