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Another orchid from the reserve, and another one that needs an id. I'm sure this one's an easy one.
Cloud Forest Reserve on the Western Slopes, Ecuador
Just had a look there and it's very impressive. We'll be marshalling our interns there...
Sorry, on reflection that probably sounded less than generous towards Jay's site. I'm feeling a little world weary today. I find that site very useful indeed and it's certainly more than a compliment. There are somewhere between 25 and 35 thousand species of orchid, so it's difficult to be truly expert! I've learned an awful lot from orchidspecies.com and continue to do so, ditto Project Noah.
Kind of Spider Orchid
I guess since you know a lot more about orchids this site is just a complement, for me it was amazing to find that much info in just one place...but after all that is why I joined Project Noah, to learn from others and enjoy beautiful pictures at the same time...best wishes!
It's also a phenomenal achievement for one person, Jay Phal to have pulled all that material together!
GeoLeo, it's a great site, not always 100% reliable but keeps getting better year by year.
They do open a little more, but this is fairly typical. I think you're probably right with the id. I'll give it a couple of hours then update it
Isn't this a great site for orchid's ID Craig?
Definitely Masdevallia. Best guess would be M. manchinazae: http://www.orchidspecies.com/masmachinaz...Do all the flowers have this as their final shape or do they open any more?
Looks like a Masdevallia but there are about 500 species and probably about half of them are found in Ecuador! Something close to M. patula or M. amaluzae. Will have another look tomorrow. Sleep now.
Spotted on Nov 15, 2011 Submitted on Nov 15, 2011
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