FUCK YEAH, ORCHID SPECIES!


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.


Source: Flickr / ericinsf
Tags: Glossodia Orchidaceae orchids Australia in situ


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.


Source: Flickr / __pjm__
Tags: masdevallia Orchidaceae orchids ecuador colombia in situ neotropical


PHOTO
7:43 pm
March 28, 2012
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Rangaeris amaniensis, native to Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. In these places, it grows in woodlands with high rainfall. R. amaniensis grows as an epiphyte, but can occasionally be found growing as a lithophyte (that is, growing on rocks). This individual was photographed in situ in Zimbabwe, where it was growing on a rock wall within the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. Photograph by Bart Wursten.

Rangaeris amaniensis, native to Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. In these places, it grows in woodlands with high rainfall. R. amaniensis grows as an epiphyte, but can occasionally be found growing as a lithophyte (that is, growing on rocks). This individual was photographed in situ in Zimbabwe, where it was growing on a rock wall within the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. Photograph by Bart Wursten.


Source: Flickr / zimbart
Tags: Rangaeris Orchidaceae orchids zimbabwe in situ photography


PHOTO
5:01 pm
March 27, 2012
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Cyrtochilum superbiens, native to Venezuela, Colombia and Peru, where it can be found growing at high elevations. As is typical with members of this genus, inflorescences are quite long, in this case between 4 and 8 feet long (~1.2-2.4 meters). Photographed in situ in Colombia by Sebastián Vieira.

Cyrtochilum superbiens, native to Venezuela, Colombia and Peru, where it can be found growing at high elevations. As is typical with members of this genus, inflorescences are quite long, in this case between 4 and 8 feet long (~1.2-2.4 meters). Photographed in situ in Colombia by Sebastián Vieira.


Source: Flickr / kligo
Tags: Cyrtochilum Orchidaceae orchids Colombia neotropical in situ


PHOTO
10:16 pm
March 5, 2012
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Microcoelia exilis, a leafless orchid, often found as a tangled mass of roots on smaller branches of trees. Its is native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, KwaZulu-Natal and Madagascar. This individual was photographed in situ by Bart Wursten near Mutare, Manicaland, Zimbabwe.

Microcoelia exilis, a leafless orchid, often found as a tangled mass of roots on smaller branches of trees. Its is native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, KwaZulu-Natal and Madagascar. This individual was photographed in situ by Bart Wursten near Mutare, Manicaland, Zimbabwe.


Source: Flickr / zimbart
Tags: Microcoelia Orchidaceae orchids leafless orchid zimbabwe in situ


PHOTO
6:54 pm
February 27, 2012
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Lepanthes maxonii, seen here in situ at Las Tablas, Southern Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Photograph by Daniel Jimenez.

Lepanthes maxonii, seen here in situ at Las Tablas, Southern Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Photograph by Daniel Jimenez.


Source: Flickr / costarica1
Tags: Lepanthes Orchidaceae orchids costa rica in situ


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


PHOTO
3:46 pm
February 10, 2012
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Pleurothallis forceps-cancri, native to Colombia, where it can be found in cloud forests at around 2000 meters in elevation. The specific epithet literally translates to “claw of the crab.” Photographed in situ by Sebastián Vieira.

Pleurothallis forceps-cancri, native to Colombia, where it can be found in cloud forests at around 2000 meters in elevation. The specific epithet literally translates to “claw of the crab.” Photographed in situ by Sebastián Vieira.


Source: Flickr / kligo
Tags: Pleurothallis Orchidaceae orchids in situ Colombia


PHOTO
3:17 pm
February 9, 2012
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Cyrtorchis ringens, native across tropical Africa, where it can be found in submontane and riverine forests from 1000 to 1900 meters in elevation. This individual was photographed by Bart Wursten in situ in the woodlands of the Vumba mountains, Zimbabwe.

Cyrtorchis ringens, native across tropical Africa, where it can be found in submontane and riverine forests from 1000 to 1900 meters in elevation. This individual was photographed by Bart Wursten in situ in the woodlands of the Vumba mountains, Zimbabwe.


Source: Flickr / zimbart
Tags: Cyrtorchis Orchidaceae orchids in situ Zimbabwe


PHOTOSET
3:44 pm
February 8, 2012
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Dendrochilum dewindtianum, native to Sumatra, north and northwest Borneo, where it can be found from 1400 to 3000 meters in elevation. Photographed in situ on Mount Kinabalu, Borneo by Tony Rodd. Dendrochilum dewindtianum, native to Sumatra, north and northwest Borneo, where it can be found from 1400 to 3000 meters in elevation. Photographed in situ on Mount Kinabalu, Borneo by Tony Rodd. Dendrochilum dewindtianum, native to Sumatra, north and northwest Borneo, where it can be found from 1400 to 3000 meters in elevation. Photographed in situ on Mount Kinabalu, Borneo by Tony Rodd.

Dendrochilum dewindtianum, native to Sumatra, north and northwest Borneo, where it can be found from 1400 to 3000 meters in elevation. Photographed in situ on Mount Kinabalu, Borneo by Tony Rodd.


Source: Flickr / tony_rodd
Tags: Dendrochilum Orchidaceae orchids in situ Borneo Sumatra Kinabalu


PHOTO
5:38 pm
January 27, 2012
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Disa fragrans, photographed in situ by Bart Wursten on Mount Gorongosa, Mozambique. Species is native to montane grasslands of southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Disa fragrans, photographed in situ by Bart Wursten on Mount Gorongosa, Mozambique. Species is native to montane grasslands of southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.


Source: Flickr / zimbart
Tags: Disa Orchidaceae in situ Mozambique


PHOTOSET
4:52 pm
January 26, 2012
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Gymnadenia runei, native to central Sweden; in Swedish, it is called brudkulla. Photographed in situ near Hemavan, Sweden by ockie50. Gymnadenia runei, native to central Sweden; in Swedish, it is called brudkulla. Photographed in situ near Hemavan, Sweden by ockie50. Gymnadenia runei, native to central Sweden; in Swedish, it is called brudkulla. Photographed in situ near Hemavan, Sweden by ockie50.

Gymnadenia runei, native to central Sweden; in Swedish, it is called brudkulla. Photographed in situ near Hemavan, Sweden by ockie50.


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Tags: Gymnadenia Orchidaceae Sweden in situ


PHOTO
7:29 pm
January 25, 2012
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Dendrobium cinnabarinum var. cinnabarinum, photographed in situ in Maligan Virgin Forest Reserve, Sipitang District, Sabah, Malaysia. Photo by Tom Ballinger. 

Dendrobium cinnabarinum var. cinnabarinum, photographed in situ in Maligan Virgin Forest Reserve, Sipitang District, Sabah, Malaysia. Photo by Tom Ballinger


Source: Flickr / polylepis
Tags: Dendrobium Orchidaceae Malaysia Borneo Sabah in situ


PHOTOSET
10:49 am
January 20, 2012
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Cypripedium californicum, whose range is restricted to the mountains of southwestern Oregon and northern California. Stems usually bear 3 to 12 flowers, but can have as many as 21. Photographed in situ in the Cook and Green Pass Botanical Area in Klamath National Forest, California by Tom Ballinger. Cypripedium californicum, whose range is restricted to the mountains of southwestern Oregon and northern California. Stems usually bear 3 to 12 flowers, but can have as many as 21. Photographed in situ in the Cook and Green Pass Botanical Area in Klamath National Forest, California by Tom Ballinger. Cypripedium californicum, whose range is restricted to the mountains of southwestern Oregon and northern California. Stems usually bear 3 to 12 flowers, but can have as many as 21. Photographed in situ in the Cook and Green Pass Botanical Area in Klamath National Forest, California by Tom Ballinger.

Cypripedium californicum, whose range is restricted to the mountains of southwestern Oregon and northern California. Stems usually bear 3 to 12 flowers, but can have as many as 21. Photographed in situ in the Cook and Green Pass Botanical Area in Klamath National Forest, California by Tom Ballinger.


Source: Flickr / polylepis
Tags: Cypripedium Orchidaceae California in situ Klamath lady slipper


PHOTO
1:21 pm
January 19, 2012
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Coelogyne radioferens, photographed in situ by Tom Ballinger on Mount Alab, Sabah, Malaysia.

Coelogyne radioferens, photographed in situ by Tom Ballinger on Mount Alab, Sabah, Malaysia.


Source: Flickr / polylepis
Tags: Coelogyne Orchidaceae in situ Malaysia Sabah Borneo