Archive for 'Orchidaceae'

ARCC Catasetum 02

How incredibly lucky I was that this orchid was in bloom when I came by! These flowers are in pristine condition, and I was totally amazed by their incredible design! A few weeks earlier or later, and I would have missed it – timing is everything!

ARCC Catasetum 02

This is the second species of this incredibly strange genus I found here at the Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC). Strange, not just by looks, but by the fact it has unisexual flowers. Here you see the female plant. Unfortunately I did not find any male plants on this tree, which really does not […]

ARCC Catasetum 01

This is a very unusual species of orchid in that it has male and female flowers. Here yous see what appears as two different species – the flowers are after all very different. The female plant has pale green flowers, and the colorful ones are on the male plant. For humans to see these orchid […]

Bog orchid

In seems it is on solid ground, but this is in fact a float. Underneath it is very deep in some places, so stepping out of the boat is a no go – I tested with a very long stick and it didn’t reach the bottom! Thus I had to photograph from the boat. Please […]

Bog orchid (Habenaria sp)

As the name implies this is an orchid that thrives in very wet environments, and this is as wet as it can be – a float of vegetation on the oxbow lake at the amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC) in Peru. In seems it is on solid ground, but this is in fact a […]

Telipogon hirtzii

Altitude 2105 metres.

Crassilabia

Altitude 2109 metres. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂

Guango Lodge plant 09 (Odontoglossum?)

Altitude 2700 metres. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂

Guango Lodge plant 08 (Odontoglossum?)

Altitude 2700 metres. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂

Guango Lodge plant 06 (Orchidaceae)

Altitude 2700 metres. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂

Telipogon

Altitude 2700 metres. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂

Cayambe Coca plant 23 (Odontoglossum?)

Altitude 3083 metres. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂

Bonnet Orchid (Pleurothallis sp)

Bonnet orchids are unusual in that the flower seems to grow straight out of the leaf.

Bonnet Orchid (Pleurothallis sp)

I found 2 groups of two species of Pleurothallis. The other one had an even darker brown color, but unfortunately I did not photograph it. Both are located at the beginning of the main trail/road.

Cheiradenia cuspidata

The forest below Angel Falls is dense, moist and dark and this was the only orchid of this species I found in bloom.

Epidendrum sp

One of just a few of this particular species in bloom. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Epidendrum violascens

This was one of very few I found in bloom. If I only had more time on Roraima I would have been able to look for and absorb much more of the wonderful richness, in the otherwise poor place nutrient-wise. With only 1,5 days on top, and just 12 hours of daylight I was able […]

Toothpetal bog orchid (Habenaria odontopetala)

This was the only all-green orchid I found on Roraima.

Epidendrum secundum

This is the only seed pod I found while on Roraima and it’s ripe and ready to open and disperse the seeds. All the other plants were in bloom, with no pods present.

Epidendrum secundum

A common and colorful orchid on Roraima.

Octomeria sp

This was only flowering specimen I could find, and it was growing in a very inaccessible location high on a boulder on the edge of Roraima facing Kukenan in the place called “Kukenan Window”. This is the second species of flower on this extremely hard to get to location. Please help me classify it – […]

Epidendrum dendrobioides

One of the less colorful orchid flowers here on top of Roraima.