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
1:04 am
May 16, 2012
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Glossodia major, also known as the waxlip orchid or parson-in-the-pulpit, native to Australia, where it can be found growing in the states of Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania. Photographed in situ by Eric Hunt in the Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve, Victoria, Australia.

Glossodia major, also known as the waxlip orchid or parson-in-the-pulpit, native to Australia, where it can be found growing in the states of Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania. Photographed in situ by Eric Hunt in the Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve, Victoria, Australia.


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PHOTO
12:58 am
May 16, 2012
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Cymbidium tracyanum, native to China, Thailand and Myanmar, where it can be found growing as an epiphyte or lithophyte from 1200 to 1900 meters in elevation. Photograph by Eric Hunt.

Cymbidium tracyanum, native to China, Thailand and Myanmar, where it can be found growing as an epiphyte or lithophyte from 1200 to 1900 meters in elevation. Photograph by Eric Hunt.


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PHOTOSET
9:48 pm
May 14, 2012
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Lycaste skinneri, native to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador; it is the national flower of Guatemala, where it is known as monja blanca, which translates into English as “the white nun.” It grows from elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters. Photographs by Rogier van Vugt. Lycaste skinneri, native to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador; it is the national flower of Guatemala, where it is known as monja blanca, which translates into English as “the white nun.” It grows from elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters. Photographs by Rogier van Vugt.

Lycaste skinneri, native to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador; it is the national flower of Guatemala, where it is known as monja blanca, which translates into English as “the white nun.” It grows from elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters. Photographs by Rogier van Vugt.


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PHOTO
9:32 pm
May 14, 2012
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Restrepia mohrii, native to Ecuador and northern Peru, where it can be found growing at elevations around 1400 to 1750 meters. Photograph by Rogier van Vugt.

Restrepia mohrii, native to Ecuador and northern Peru, where it can be found growing at elevations around 1400 to 1750 meters. Photograph by Rogier van Vugt.


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PHOTO
9:58 pm
May 9, 2012
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Coelogyne multiflora, native to Sulawesi, where it grows around 1200 meters in elevation. Its flowers are fragrant and are said to smell of freshly cut ginger. Photograph by Eric Hunt.

Coelogyne multiflora, native to Sulawesi, where it grows around 1200 meters in elevation. Its flowers are fragrant and are said to smell of freshly cut ginger. Photograph by Eric Hunt.


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PHOTO
9:54 pm
May 8, 2012
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Dendrobium parvulum, native to Sulawesi, Celebes and Papua New Guinea, where it grows from 900 to 1200 meters in elevation. The specific epithet translates to “very small” or “tiny” which, as you can tell from the photograph, is quite accurate! Photograph by Steve Beckendorf.

Dendrobium parvulum, native to Sulawesi, Celebes and Papua New Guinea, where it grows from 900 to 1200 meters in elevation. The specific epithet translates to “very small” or “tiny” which, as you can tell from the photograph, is quite accurate! Photograph by Steve Beckendorf.


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PHOTO
9:45 pm
May 1, 2012
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Dendrobium amethystoglossum, native to the island of Luzon in the Philippines, where it can be found growing on mossy limestone cliffs around 1400 meters in elevation. Inflorescences generally arise on leafless canes and bear fragrant flowers. Photograph by Ron Parsons.

Dendrobium amethystoglossum, native to the island of Luzon in the Philippines, where it can be found growing on mossy limestone cliffs around 1400 meters in elevation. Inflorescences generally arise on leafless canes and bear fragrant flowers. Photograph by Ron Parsons.


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PHOTO
11:30 pm
April 30, 2012
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Phalaenopsis fasciata, native to the Philippines. The flowers produced by this species are long-lasting, waxy and fragrant; inflorescences are able produce flowers for years. Photograph by epicphals.

Phalaenopsis fasciata, native to the Philippines. The flowers produced by this species are long-lasting, waxy and fragrant; inflorescences are able produce flowers for years. Photograph by epicphals.


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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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PHOTO
12:44 am
April 27, 2012
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Rhynchostylis gigantea, native throughout southeast Asia; it grows in decidous, seasonally dry forests from sea level to around 700 meters in elevation. Photograph by Luiz Filipe Varella.

Rhynchostylis gigantea, native throughout southeast Asia; it grows in decidous, seasonally dry forests from sea level to around 700 meters in elevation. Photograph by Luiz Filipe Varella.


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PHOTO
10:30 pm
April 25, 2012
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Masdevallia racemosa, classified as Spectaculum racemosum by Dr. Carlyle Luer, is native to southern Colombia. It is found there in paramo and sub-paramo conditions, that is, in cold conditions at very high elevations. Photograph by Sebastián Vieira.

Masdevallia racemosa, classified as Spectaculum racemosum by Dr. Carlyle Luer, is native to southern Colombia. It is found there in paramo and sub-paramo conditions, that is, in cold conditions at very high elevations. Photograph by Sebastián Vieira.


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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
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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Tags: Oncidium Orchidaceae orchids brazil


PHOTO
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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