Black Bat Flower I am not sure whether it's the WHOLE flower that's the bat (it looks kind of bat-faced) or the middle part (pistil?) that also looks a bit like a tiny bat face. I love orchids; I love bats; and I love purple.
Flower from the cannonball tree, aka Sara tree, Couroupita guianensis. A deciduous tree native to Central & South America, also in other countries. The tree is sacred to Hindus and is grown around Shiva temples.