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ON A REMOTE ISLAND in Papua New Guinea, scientists have uncovered the world’s only knownorchid to produce flowers exclusively at night that die by the next morning.    Of more than 25,000 species in the orchid, only a handful flower in the evening. The new orchid, dubbed Bulbophyllum nocturnum, is the first known one whose flowers shrivel and fall off before dawn breaks.

ON A REMOTE ISLAND in Papua New Guinea, scientists have uncovered the world’s only knownorchid to produce flowers exclusively at night that die by the next morning. Of more than 25,000 species in the orchid, only a handful flower in the evening. The new orchid, dubbed Bulbophyllum nocturnum, is the first known one whose flowers shrivel and fall off before dawn breaks.

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