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Small and strange orchid
I found it in a fallen tree
There is a man called Pedro Ortiz, he knows a lot about colombian orchids, he helped me a lot
Great! How did you managed to ID it? The first time I've ever heard of this genus. There seem to be very few photos of this online and yours are certainly the best. Thanks for the introduction!
Big seed pods, for a small plant eh? I'm wondering if it might be a form of Ornithocephalus (Sphyrostylis) ecuadoriensis. This is the closest I can get so far but I'm not really convinced. https://picasaweb.google.com/11156584485...
Nunca he visto una orquidea completamente rojo asi. Ademas, esa forma que tiene es mut linda. ¡Que ilusion que me hace!
Thats the usual color of this plant, I've seen it in other trees and is the same. Yeah Im intrigued tooo
It would be very interesting to know if this is the usual colour of this species, or a flush of anthocyanins in reaction to stronger light received since the tree fell. Don't think it is an Ornithocephalus as the inflorescence on all the species I've seen has been very dense and distichous. I'm very intrigued by this plant!
Nooo..the next time i will get that shot
Wow, that's quite a colour and a splendid little plant!The leaves look like Ornithocephalus. Did you get a shot inside the flowers?
Lat: 5.87, Long: -73.93
Spotted on Oct 8, 2011 Submitted on Oct 8, 2011