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Tiny tiny orchid. I spotted it by accident when I was taking pictures of another orchid. The flowers are very fragile looking. Almost glasslike with tiny purple pink birdlike stems inside. They grow in clusters in the plants "armpit" which at the same time look like that is where the roots are. Very strange.


Found in a garden in Canaima, Bolívar State, Amazon biome, Venezuela. Probably taken from the jungle at some point in the past. The garden was run by Pemon Indians.


I would love to find out what kind of orchid this is. With permission of the manager of the hotel I took some cuttings home in the hope that it will take. The last picture is taken just now in the dark so I had a reference for you ( I will replace it with a daylight picture later) This is the nail of my pinky finger and the flower has stopped blooming. Reference is also the ant in the orchid.

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Bolívar, Venezuela

Spotted on Jan 3, 2018
Submitted on Jan 21, 2018

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