FUCK YEAH, ORCHID SPECIES!


PHOTOSET
10:20 pm
May 16, 2012
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Cynorkis gibbosa, native to Madagascar. Photographs by Ron Parsons. Cynorkis gibbosa, native to Madagascar. Photographs by Ron Parsons. Cynorkis gibbosa, native to Madagascar. Photographs by Ron Parsons.

Cynorkis gibbosa, native to Madagascar. Photographs by Ron Parsons.


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PHOTO
1:27 am
April 28, 2012
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 To celebrate the 100th post, I chose to post about the moth which Charles Darwin predicted after observing the flower of the Madagascan orchid Angraecum sesquipedale in 1862. The specific epithet translates from Latin to “one and a half feet”, referring to the “astonishing length” of the spur of the flower. He believed that a flower with a spur so long would have a pollinator with an equally long proboscis. It was not until 1903 that the pollinator, Xanthopan morgani,was described, some 41 years later. Photograph by kqedquest.

 To celebrate the 100th post, I chose to post about the moth which Charles Darwin predicted after observing the flower of the Madagascan orchid Angraecum sesquipedale in 1862. The specific epithet translates from Latin to “one and a half feet”, referring to the “astonishing length” of the spur of the flower. He believed that a flower with a spur so long would have a pollinator with an equally long proboscis. It was not until 1903 that the pollinator, Xanthopan morgani,was described, some 41 years later. Photograph by kqedquest.


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Tags: Angraecum Angraecum sesquipedale Orchidaceae orchids moths madagascar Charles Darwin


PHOTO
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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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
10:49 pm
April 4, 2012
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Angraecum compactum, found in humid forests in Madagascar from around 700 to 2000 meters in elevation. Flowers are nocturnally fragrant. Photograph by Phajus.

Angraecum compactum, found in humid forests in Madagascar from around 700 to 2000 meters in elevation. Flowers are nocturnally fragrant. Photograph by Phajus.


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Tags: Angraecum angraecoid Orchidaceae orchids madagascar


PHOTO
12:14 am
March 24, 2012
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Angraecum obesum, native to central Madagascar, where it can be found between 1200 to 1500 meters in elevation. It grows on trees covered in moss and lichen, as well as rocks, within the forest. Photograph by Uluwehi.

Angraecum obesum, native to central Madagascar, where it can be found between 1200 to 1500 meters in elevation. It grows on trees covered in moss and lichen, as well as rocks, within the forest. Photograph by Uluwehi.


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Tags: Angraecum angraecoid Orchidaceae orchids madagascar African


PHOTOSET
11:32 pm
February 14, 2012
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Angraecum breve, a positively tiny species native to high elevation forests (around 1800 meters) in northern Madagascar. The plant itself is only 4 cm across, while its flower is 3 cm, with a spur 10 cm long! Grown and photographed by Ron Hanko. Angraecum breve, a positively tiny species native to high elevation forests (around 1800 meters) in northern Madagascar. The plant itself is only 4 cm across, while its flower is 3 cm, with a spur 10 cm long! Grown and photographed by Ron Hanko. Angraecum breve, a positively tiny species native to high elevation forests (around 1800 meters) in northern Madagascar. The plant itself is only 4 cm across, while its flower is 3 cm, with a spur 10 cm long! Grown and photographed by Ron Hanko. Angraecum breve, a positively tiny species native to high elevation forests (around 1800 meters) in northern Madagascar. The plant itself is only 4 cm across, while its flower is 3 cm, with a spur 10 cm long! Grown and photographed by Ron Hanko. Angraecum breve, a positively tiny species native to high elevation forests (around 1800 meters) in northern Madagascar. The plant itself is only 4 cm across, while its flower is 3 cm, with a spur 10 cm long! Grown and photographed by Ron Hanko.

Angraecum breve, a positively tiny species native to high elevation forests (around 1800 meters) in northern Madagascar. The plant itself is only 4 cm across, while its flower is 3 cm, with a spur 10 cm long! Grown and photographed by Ron Hanko.


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Tags: Angraecum Orchidaceae orchids Madagascar


PHOTOSET
2:24 pm
January 2, 2012
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Cryptopus paniculatus, an Angraecoid native to Madagascar; it can be found in humid forests from sea level to 1300 meters. Photos by Steven Beckendorf. Cryptopus paniculatus, an Angraecoid native to Madagascar; it can be found in humid forests from sea level to 1300 meters. Photos by Steven Beckendorf.

Cryptopus paniculatus, an Angraecoid native to Madagascar; it can be found in humid forests from sea level to 1300 meters. Photos by Steven Beckendorf.


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PHOTOSET
5:00 pm
December 12, 2011
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Aerangis fuscata, native to Madagascar. Grown and photographed by Karlboms orchids.   Aerangis fuscata, native to Madagascar. Grown and photographed by Karlboms orchids.  

Aerangis fuscata, native to Madagascar. Grown and photographed by Karlboms orchids.  


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Tags: Angraecoid Orchidaceae Photography Madagascar