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Worm-vine orchid

Vanilla barbellata


Rare and endangered leafless vanilla orchid. One of the most beautiful wild orchids I have ever encountered. I can say this has been one of the most difficult ones to capture since we had to take a kayak to catch them in bloom. Also, you have to donate plenty of blood to mosquitos and stand among alligator infested waters in order to get to them. However, as you can see, it was definitely worth it!


Found in coastal areas of South Florida within the mangrove forest.

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1 Comment

roemer1 8 years ago

Lucky find i love the colors!

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Homestead, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jun 4, 2013
Submitted on Jun 6, 2013

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