FUCK YEAH, ORCHID SPECIES!


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9:32 pm
May 14, 2012
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Nikon D300s
1/30th
f/18
70mm
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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Tags: Restrepia Orchidaceae orchids ecuador Peru


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.


Source: Flickr / ericinsf
Tags: Cochlioda Orchidaceae orchids peru bolivia new world


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.


Source: flickr.com
Tags: Trichocentrum Orchidaceae orchids ecuador peru neotropical


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.


Source: Flickr / thomas_orchids
Tags: masdevallia Orchidaceae orchids ecuador colombia peru neotropical


PHOTOSET
11:05 pm
March 29, 2012
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Masdevallia polysticta, a species native to Ecuador and Peru, where it grows from 1900 to 2600 meters. If you agree with Dr. Carlyle Luer, this species and the other multifloral species in the subgenus Amanda are instead treated as being in their own genus, Spilotantha; similarly, he splits other subgenera and sections into their own genera. However, his treatment of the genus Masdevallia is quite controversial amongst botanical taxonomists. Photographs by Eric Hunt. Masdevallia polysticta, a species native to Ecuador and Peru, where it grows from 1900 to 2600 meters. If you agree with Dr. Carlyle Luer, this species and the other multifloral species in the subgenus Amanda are instead treated as being in their own genus, Spilotantha; similarly, he splits other subgenera and sections into their own genera. However, his treatment of the genus Masdevallia is quite controversial amongst botanical taxonomists. Photographs by Eric Hunt.

Masdevallia polysticta, a species native to Ecuador and Peru, where it grows from 1900 to 2600 meters. If you agree with Dr. Carlyle Luer, this species and the other multifloral species in the subgenus Amanda are instead treated as being in their own genus, Spilotantha; similarly, he splits other subgenera and sections into their own genera. However, his treatment of the genus Masdevallia is quite controversial amongst botanical taxonomists. Photographs by Eric Hunt.


Source: Flickr / ericinsf
Tags: Masdevallia Spilotantha Orchidaceae orchids Ecuador Peru neotropical


PHOTO
10:49 pm
February 22, 2012
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An unidentified Telipogon species, photographed by Guido Debughgraeve in situ in Peru, at around 2800 meters in elevation.

An unidentified Telipogon species, photographed by Guido Debughgraeve in situ in Peru, at around 2800 meters in elevation.


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Tags: Telipogon Orchidaceae orchids in situ Peru


PHOTOSET
8:16 pm
January 31, 2012
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Fernandezia maculata, native to Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru, where it can be found on the western slopes of the Andes in seasonally dry forests around 2200 meters in elevation. Plant grown and photographed by Alex Zöllig. Fernandezia maculata, native to Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru, where it can be found on the western slopes of the Andes in seasonally dry forests around 2200 meters in elevation. Plant grown and photographed by Alex Zöllig. Fernandezia maculata, native to Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru, where it can be found on the western slopes of the Andes in seasonally dry forests around 2200 meters in elevation. Plant grown and photographed by Alex Zöllig.

Fernandezia maculata, native to Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru, where it can be found on the western slopes of the Andes in seasonally dry forests around 2200 meters in elevation. Plant grown and photographed by Alex Zöllig.


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Tags: Fernandezia Orchidaceae Venezuela Ecuador Peru


PHOTO
2:35 pm
January 23, 2012
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Masdevallia lychniphora, grown and photographed by Flickr user Karlboms Orchids. This species is native to forests of northern Peru at elevations around 2000 meters.

Masdevallia lychniphora, grown and photographed by Flickr user Karlboms Orchids. This species is native to forests of northern Peru at elevations around 2000 meters.


Source: Flickr / lika_sweden
Tags: Masdevallia Orchidaceae Peru


PHOTO
4:24 pm
January 12, 2012
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Kefersteinia mystacina occurs in Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, where it can be found in moist forests from 100 to 1400 meters. Plant grown by Marni Turkel, photograph by Eric Hunt.

Kefersteinia mystacina occurs in Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, where it can be found in moist forests from 100 to 1400 meters. Plant grown by Marni Turkel, photograph by Eric Hunt.


Source: Flickr / ericinsf
Tags: Kefersteinia Orchidaceae Panama Colombia Ecuador Peru


PHOTO
2:55 pm
January 5, 2012
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Catasetum saccatum with both staminate (lower left) and pistillate (upper right) individuals in bloom. The genus Catasetum is notable because plants are dioecious, that is, they do not produce both types of reproductive organs on the same plant. Photographed in situ in Peru by Guido Deburghgraeve.

Catasetum saccatum with both staminate (lower left) and pistillate (upper right) individuals in bloom. The genus Catasetum is notable because plants are dioecious, that is, they do not produce both types of reproductive organs on the same plant. Photographed in situ in Peru by Guido Deburghgraeve.


Source: flickr.com
Tags: Peru Orchidaceae Catasetum in situ


PHOTO
6:55 pm
December 8, 2011
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Nikon D3x
1"
f/29
105mm
A spectacular species with an equally spectacular and scandalous story behind its discovery, Phragmipedium kovachii is named for the man who smuggled the species into the United States after a visit to its native habitat in NE Peru. Be sure to read this article and the text at the source for more of the story.

A spectacular species with an equally spectacular and scandalous story behind its discovery, Phragmipedium kovachii is named for the man who smuggled the species into the United States after a visit to its native habitat in NE Peru. Be sure to read this article and the text at the source for more of the story.


Source: Wikipedia
Tags: Phragmipedium kovachii Peru photography


PHOTOSET
3:09 pm
December 6, 2011
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One of my absolute favorite species! Masdevallia decumana is native to Ecuador and Peru, but is also becoming quite popular in cultivation amongst species enthusiasts. It should be noted that with this species the flowers are often as big as its leaves! Photos were taken from thomas_orchids’ Flickr.   One of my absolute favorite species! Masdevallia decumana is native to Ecuador and Peru, but is also becoming quite popular in cultivation amongst species enthusiasts. It should be noted that with this species the flowers are often as big as its leaves! Photos were taken from thomas_orchids’ Flickr.  

One of my absolute favorite species! Masdevallia decumana is native to Ecuador and Peru, but is also becoming quite popular in cultivation amongst species enthusiasts. It should be noted that with this species the flowers are often as big as its leaves! Photos were taken from thomas_orchids’ Flickr.  


Source: Flickr / thomas_orchids
Tags: Ecuador Orchidaceae Peru Pleurothallids Masdevallia decumana