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Dollar orchid

Prosthechea boothiana

Description:

Found in the southern most points of Florida, this endangered epiphytic orchid can be found in the salt marshes and mangrove forest of Everglades National Park. The base of the leaves contain round flattened pseudobulbs, hence the name, dollar orchid. When you spot one in the wild, be sure to look in the immediate surroundings, you can be sure to find more.

Habitat:

South Florida salt marsh


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37 Comments (1–25)

MarioCisneros
MarioCisneros a year ago

Thanks all for the comments ;) Patty, thanks for the heads up, wish I could. It's far for me too.

Wild Things
Wild Things a year ago

Great Spotting! Congratulations!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau a year ago

Beautiful spotting, Mario! Congratulations on the wonderful achievement!

Congrats Mario!

patty
patty a year ago

Sorry, once more because when I try the link it doesn´t work...
http://www.gardens.si.edu/whats-happenin...

patty
patty a year ago

Congratulations Mario! By the way, Smithsonian is having an orchid exhibition.It is far away for me but maybe it is not for you. Just in case, and is nice to know anyway:
http://www.gardens.si.edu/whats-happenin......
Greetings

Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

Very cool that your orchid was chosen as a winner, Mario!

Congratulations Mario :):)

MarioCisneros
MarioCisneros a year ago

Thanks, Project Noah! :)

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner a year ago

Congratulations Mario!

KarenL
KarenL a year ago

Congratulations Mario! This beauty has been chosen as a runner up in the "2012 Best Spotting of the Year" Plant category!

http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/3958700...
https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pos...
https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/2...

MarioCisneros
MarioCisneros a year ago

Thanks

matimar1
matimar1 2 years ago

Cool spotting!

vale1
vale1 2 years ago

beautiful!!!!! =)

MarioCisneros
MarioCisneros 2 years ago

Thanks to everyone :)

sofiar1
sofiar1 2 years ago

cool

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 2 years ago

Lovely.

tibiprada
tibiprada 2 years ago

Job well done !

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 2 years ago

Congratulations Mario. Beautiful orchid

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 2 years ago

Congratulations!

RatnajaGogula
RatnajaGogula 2 years ago

wow!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 2 years ago

Congratulations :)

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 2 years ago

Congratulations !!

Wild Things
Wild Things 2 years ago

Wonderful shot and a well deserved SOTD! Congratulations!

GerryBates
GerryBates 2 years ago

Congrats! It's a spectecular flower!

Homestead, Florida, USA

Lat: 25.37, Long: -80.88

Spotted on Sep 12, 2012
Submitted on Sep 30, 2012

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