ORCHIDS IN THEIR NATURAL LOCATION – TROPICAL ORCHIDS part 1

ORCHIDS IN THEIR NATURAL LOCATION – TROPICAL ORCHIDS

49 The well-known orchidologist Dr.K.Senghas with a freshly collected Jumellea in a clearing in the monsoon rainforest on the Comoros (Madagascar-Mascarene-Comoros expedition 1969).
50 Bulbophyllum spec. forms in the moss- and lichen-rich Malagasy mountain forest dense cushions.
51 Cymbidiella humblotii ROLFE, an epiphytic orchid (Homeland Madagascar), which only settles on the palm tree Raphia rufa. It sends its roots into the humus-filled niches between the hard ones, old palm leaf bases.
52 Listrostachys brother in Schltr. together with Aloe capitata on shell granite hills in the central highlands of Madagascar. At about 1 m high orchid we discover several fruit capsules.
53 Listrostachys sesquipedale THOUARS, "The star of Madagascar", in the rainforest on the east coast of Madagascar. Note the extraordinarily long spur.
54 Phragmipedium caudatum (LDL.) ROLFE in the southern Peruvian cloud forest at around 2000 m.
55 Vanilla planifolia ANDR.: young fruits.
56 The liana that grows here is a species of the genus Vanilla from the tropical, semi-evergreen forest on coral limestone of the Guanahacabibes peninsula in western Cuba.
57 Elleanthus spec. – a sobralia- Relatives with a reed-like habit (approximately 80 cm high) immediately after their pile. This earth-dwelling orchid was found in northern Peru, near the Inca fortress Machu Picchu, above 2000 m, photographed.

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