ORCHIDS IN THEIR NATURAL LOCATION – TROPICAL ORCHIDS part 2

ORCHIDS IN THEIR NATURAL LOCATION – TROPICAL ORCHIDS

58 Cloud forest in the Cordillera Raura at 4500 m (Central Peru).
Trunks and branches are overgrown with moss and lichen due to the high humidity. The cloud forests are also home to many epiphytic orchids.
59 Clearing in the tropical rainforest in the Madre de Dios (Amazon region, Peru) at yoo m with fan palms, Arum family (Araceae), Ferns and Lianas. Epiphytic orchids also prefer to settle in such light-open locations in the rainforest.
60 Epidendrum cochleatum L. in dry bush on serpentine rock in the nature reserve Gupeyal, South Korea.
61 Agraecum eburneum BORY in the coastal rainforest of Madagascar. The up 8 cm large flowers (Labellum white, remaining petals greenish) are to a handsome, up to 1 m long inflorescence united. This Angraecum occurs in several geographically separated clans in the Malagasy-East African area.
62 Collecting epiphytic orchids requires strength and skill. Here in the monsoon rainforest on the east coast of Madagascar, a Jumellea is being detached from the host tree. The collected material is used for scientific purposes.
63 Cyrtopodium speckled (L.) LDL. in the coastal forest of the Guanahacabibes peninsula in western Cuba together with the Thrinax wendlandiana palm.
64 Nervilia bathiei SENGH. This 1959 from prof. Dr. Roughly collected in the Uapaca dry forest on Madagascar and from
Dr. Senghas described as a new species orchid has a quite unusual leaf shape for her family (kidney shaped). Its tiny snowdrop-like flowers only bloom for a few hours.

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