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Dancing Doll Orchid

Erycina pusilla

Description:

Small plants with fan-like leaf arrangement.

Habitat:

Ecuadorian lowlands: Sacha Lodge

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5 Comments

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

Lueba, I know that they used to sell gold casts of Oncidium (former generic name) orchids at the botanical garden where I worked . I have one too. Do you know where yours came from? I know they were selling them at the Singapore Botanical Garden.
BTW, these flowers are no more than 1".

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Lovely orchids - the whole arrangement, like Alice says in her comment, looks beautiful, too.
I was given a pendant with a small gold-plated orchid inside it - I think set in acrylic or similar. The orchid looked very much like the one in this spotting. Yours is probably a little too big. Anyway, they are beautiful Claire.

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

Maybe because other flowers in the genus are called Dancing Ladies...they're on a spray and the orchids look like a group of dancers...these are are smaller, like a little doll?

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

Interesting! Any idea why it's called Dancing Doll?

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

What a decorative tree with both orchids and fruit.

ceherzog
Spotted by
ceherzog

Orellana, Ecuador

Spotted on Feb 10, 2013
Submitted on Mar 6, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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