Archive for 'Epidendroideae'

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 […]

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.