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Dollar orchid

Prosthechea boothiana


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.


South Florida salt marsh

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33 Comments (1–25)

MarioCisneros 10 years 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 10 years ago

Great Spotting! Congratulations!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

Beautiful spotting, Mario! Congratulations on the wonderful achievement!

Congrats Mario!

patty 10 years ago

Sorry, once more because when I try the link it doesn´t work...

patty 10 years 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:

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

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

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Congratulations Mario :):)

MarioCisneros 10 years ago

Thanks, Project Noah! :)

LeanneGardner 10 years ago

Congratulations Mario!

KarenL 10 years ago

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

MarioCisneros 11 years ago


MarioCisneros 11 years ago

Thanks to everyone :)

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 11 years ago


tibiprada 11 years ago

Job well done !

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 11 years ago

Congratulations Mario. Beautiful orchid

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 years ago


RatnajaGogula 11 years ago


Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

Congratulations :)

NuwanChathuranga 11 years ago

Congratulations !!

Wild Things
Wild Things 11 years ago

Wonderful shot and a well deserved SOTD! Congratulations!

GerryBates 11 years ago

Congrats! It's a spectecular flower!

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Very nice - congratulations on your SOTD!

MarioCisneros 11 years ago

Thanks, everyone! The salt marshes in the summer can be a grueling adventure due to the scorching heat and annoying mosquitos. I'm glad it's receiving some attention ;)

CarolSnowMilne 11 years ago

Gorgeous flower and congratulations!

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Homestead, Florida, USA

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

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