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Myrmecophila orchid

Myrmecophila grandiflora


The flower stalk can reach 2-3 m


We meet it very often in the mangroves of the Yucatan Peninsula

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Herb 5 years ago

I think this is Myrmecophila brysiana

craigwilliams 9 years ago

Thanks! I will look forward to it.

Jonathan Guyot
Jonathan Guyot 9 years ago

Yes of course I could see for any other part of this orchid. In the mangrove there are a lot of sort of epiphytes like bromeliacea and cactacea. Have got a lovely orchid from a swamp savannah of the Biosphere reserve of Sian Ka'an. I will share it

craigwilliams 9 years ago

Wonderful! I love Myrmecophila. Do you have any pictures of the whole plant or the plant in it's habitat? I would love to see how these are growing in the mangroves. By the way, did you notice any other orchids or epiphytes in the swamps?

Jonathan Guyot
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Jonathan Guyot

Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on Mar 23, 2011
Submitted on Feb 7, 2012

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