I saw an image like this labelled a female on wikipedia.
In other news around the garden:
The cats whiskers are always lovely, and I thought this one looking at its own reflection in the birdbath as a few petals dropped off was rather a nice image.
The beehive ginger flower has collapsed under the weight of all the water embedded in the petals. They do die down when the big rains stop - could this be a forecast?
This little fern has taken off under the base of the tree, I wonder if it too will die down now.
Grounds orchids are so reliable, this is the most common colour in my garden, then I also have a very pale one, almost white, and a darker one which has not flowered for awhile, maybe a bit of sun will change that..
I am so happy that this little anthirium has taken off again - I subdivided it and gave it a bit more room, and it seems grateful for that.
I got this plant at a plant swap and now cant remember much about it - does anyone know what it could be? The stem is forming a bit of a swollen base and originally I thought it needed to stay dry as it was planted in sand, but it seems to like the wet shade...... and has recently taken off since I re-potted it into regular potting soil.