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Forest bonnet orchid

Muscarella aristata

Description:

tiny flower, clear with red stripes, epiphytic

Habitat:

cloudforest, 600m

Notes:

I had to really search to find this orchid in flower amongst the grapefruit trees at the Rainforest campsite in Morne Trois Pitons national park.

1 species ID suggestions

Forest bonnet orchid
Muscarella aristata Muscarella aristata

6 Comments

JoseD.Alicea
JoseD.Alicea 5 years ago

Ok!No problem!

dandoucette
dandoucette 5 years ago

Jose, thanks again for an orchid ID. How are you with terrestrial species? Can you look at these when you have time. Thanks.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/238...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/241...

JoseD.Alicea
JoseD.Alicea 5 years ago

Synonyms:
Pleurothallis aristata,Specklinia aristata

dandoucette
dandoucette 5 years ago

Thanks, they were really tiny.

mcaul6515
mcaul6515 5 years ago

Wow! Their so small! Beautiful details on the flower!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 5 years ago

What a delicate beauty!

Saint George Parish, Dominica

Lat: 15.31, Long: -61.31

Spotted on Feb 10, 2013
Submitted on May 25, 2013

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