FUCK YEAH, ORCHID SPECIES!


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5:54 pm
April 24, 2012
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Aerangis fuscata, an epiphyte native to Madagascar, where it grows on twigs and branches of shrubs and small trees from sea level to 2350 meters in elevation. Photograph by Ron Parsons.

Aerangis fuscata, an epiphyte native to Madagascar, where it grows on twigs and branches of shrubs and small trees from sea level to 2350 meters in elevation. Photograph by Ron Parsons.


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12:02 am
April 24, 2012
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Oncidium sarcodes, native to coastal rain forests of southeastern Brazil. Photograph by Sylvio Pereira.

Oncidium sarcodes, native to coastal rain forests of southeastern Brazil. Photograph by Sylvio Pereira.


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5:52 pm
April 20, 2012
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Vanda roeblingiana, native to the Philippines, where it can be found above 1500 meters in elevation. Photograph by White Oak Orchids.

Vanda roeblingiana, native to the Philippines, where it can be found above 1500 meters in elevation. Photograph by White Oak Orchids.



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PHOTO
10:03 pm
April 19, 2012
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Angraecum magdalenae, native to central Madagascar, where it grows as a lithophyte in seasonally dry forests. Photograph by Ron Parsons. 

Angraecum magdalenae, native to central Madagascar, where it grows as a lithophyte in seasonally dry forests. Photograph by Ron Parsons


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PHOTO
10:22 pm
April 18, 2012
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Prosthechea vitellina, whose specific epithet refers to the bright, yolk-like yellow of the column and the lip. This species, native to Mexico, Honduras and Nicaragua, grows in scrubby oak forests from around 1400 to 2600 meters in elevation. Photograph by PiotrM.

Prosthechea vitellina, whose specific epithet refers to the bright, yolk-like yellow of the column and the lip. This species, native to Mexico, Honduras and Nicaragua, grows in scrubby oak forests from around 1400 to 2600 meters in elevation. Photograph by PiotrM.



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PHOTO
9:56 pm
April 17, 2012
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Habenaria medusa, native to grasslands of Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Sulawesi. This plant is named after the gorgon Medusa, due to the resemblence of the fimbriated side lobes of the lip to the snakes in her hair. Photographed by Steve Beckendorf.

Habenaria medusa, native to grasslands of Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Sulawesi. This plant is named after the gorgon Medusa, due to the resemblence of the fimbriated side lobes of the lip to the snakes in her hair. Photographed by Steve Beckendorf.


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Tags: Habenaria Orchidaceae orchids sumatra java Borneo sulawesi indonesia


PHOTO
10:50 pm
April 16, 2012
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Cochlioda noezliana, native to Peru and northern Bolivia, where it grows from 2000 to 3500 meters in elevation as an epiphyte and sometimes as a lithophyte. This cultivar, ’Mango’, is noteworthy for its bright yellow coloration, as the species normally has flowers that are a brilliant shade of reddish-orange. Photograph by Eric Hunt.

Cochlioda noezliana, native to Peru and northern Bolivia, where it grows from 2000 to 3500 meters in elevation as an epiphyte and sometimes as a lithophyte. This cultivar, ’Mango’, is noteworthy for its bright yellow coloration, as the species normally has flowers that are a brilliant shade of reddish-orange. Photograph by Eric Hunt.


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PHOTO
9:25 pm
April 13, 2012
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Thelymitra rubra, the salmon sun orchid, is endemic to southeastern Australia. Photographed in situ in Donvale, Melbourne, Australia by Paul Price.

Thelymitra rubra, the salmon sun orchid, is endemic to southeastern Australia. Photographed in situ in Donvale, Melbourne, Australia by Paul Price.


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PHOTO
9:26 pm
April 12, 2012
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Angraecum ramosum, native to Mauritius and Réunion, found from sea level to 1500 meters in elevation. Photographed in situ by Rogier van Vugt on Réunion Island.

Angraecum ramosum, native to Mauritius and Réunion, found from sea level to 1500 meters in elevation. Photographed in situ by Rogier van Vugt on Réunion Island.


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PHOTO
9:18 pm
April 11, 2012
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Trichocentrum tigrinum, a native of Ecuador and Peru, where it grows in seasonally dry forests on the western slopes of the Andes. During the spring and summer, it produces fragrant flowers. Photograph by Carlos Velez de Villa.

Trichocentrum tigrinum, a native of Ecuador and Peru, where it grows in seasonally dry forests on the western slopes of the Andes. During the spring and summer, it produces fragrant flowers. Photograph by Carlos Velez de Villa.


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PHOTO
9:14 pm
April 10, 2012
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Renanthera monachica, a species from the island of Luzon in the Philippines, where it can be found at elevations up to 500 meters. Photographed by Rogier van Vugt.

Renanthera monachica, a species from the island of Luzon in the Philippines, where it can be found at elevations up to 500 meters. Photographed by Rogier van Vugt.


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PHOTO
9:25 pm
April 9, 2012
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Orchis italica, found in every Mediterranean country except Egypt. This plant is also called the naked man orchid, due to the labellum’s resemblance to a man’s body. Photographed in situ near Setúbal, Portugal by Jose Viana.

Orchis italica, found in every Mediterranean country except Egypt. This plant is also called the naked man orchid, due to the labellum’s resemblance to a man’s body. Photographed in situ near Setúbal, Portugal by Jose Viana.


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PHOTOSET
7:42 pm
April 6, 2012
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Masdevallia leucantha, native to Colombia, Ecudor and Peru, where it grows from 1400 to 2200 meters in elevation. Photographs by Thomas Ditlevsen. Masdevallia leucantha, native to Colombia, Ecudor and Peru, where it grows from 1400 to 2200 meters in elevation. Photographs by Thomas Ditlevsen. Masdevallia leucantha, native to Colombia, Ecudor and Peru, where it grows from 1400 to 2200 meters in elevation. Photographs by Thomas Ditlevsen. Masdevallia leucantha, native to Colombia, Ecudor and Peru, where it grows from 1400 to 2200 meters in elevation. Photographs by Thomas Ditlevsen.

Masdevallia leucantha, native to Colombia, Ecudor and Peru, where it grows from 1400 to 2200 meters in elevation. Photographs by Thomas Ditlevsen.


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Tags: masdevallia Orchidaceae orchids ecuador colombia peru neotropical


PHOTO
7:42 pm
April 6, 2012
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Masdevallia rosea, known from two states in Colombia (Narino and Putumayo) as well as Ecuador, where it grows from 2400 to 3400 meters in elevation. This individual was photographed in situ near Loja, Ecuador by je@n m@rc.

Masdevallia rosea, known from two states in Colombia (Narino and Putumayo) as well as Ecuador, where it grows from 2400 to 3400 meters in elevation. This individual was photographed in situ near Loja, Ecuador by je@n m@rc.


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Tags: masdevallia Orchidaceae orchids ecuador colombia in situ neotropical


PHOTOSET
10:54 pm
April 4, 2012
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Hymenorchis javanica, found in west Java growing around 950 meters in elevation. Photographs by Thomas Ditlevsen. Hymenorchis javanica, found in west Java growing around 950 meters in elevation. Photographs by Thomas Ditlevsen. Hymenorchis javanica, found in west Java growing around 950 meters in elevation. Photographs by Thomas Ditlevsen.

Hymenorchis javanica, found in west Java growing around 950 meters in elevation. Photographs by Thomas Ditlevsen.


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