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Orchid

Myrmecophila brysiana

Description:

brownish to khaki petals, 5 calyx which protects the single petalled flower in the bud stage and opens with ondulations when fully displaying. single stalk with a bunch of ten 8 or more flower. Orchid is a collecting of single tube like structures with more than five thick leaves a top and stalk growing from the apex

Habitat:

tropical/subtropical and common in savannah areas

Notes:

this flower grows at home where I have a tree stump with a bunch

1 Species ID Suggestions

Myrmecophila brysiana (syn. Schomburgkia brysiana) http://www.orchidspecies.com/myrbrysiana.htm


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5 Comments

Vin Zael
Vin Zael 9 years ago

tnx a lot!

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 9 years ago

Just stunning! This is a really cool genus of orchids that has hollow pseudobulbs, which are usually inhabited by ants. The ants pack the p.bulbs out with mineral and organic matter, which helps feed the orchid, as do the dead ant bodies which they tidy away!

José N. Daza Gómez
José N. Daza Gómez 10 years ago

nice picture, awesome orchid

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 10 years ago

Wow. Amazing pictures.

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 10 years ago

Woah that's wild! What an awesome orchid!!

Vin Zael
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Spotted on Jun 21, 2007
Submitted on Aug 25, 2011

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