This blog is an eclectic mix of orchid culture, tropical fish keeping and Amazon parrot behavior. It also has stories just about anything I find interesting. Este blog es una mezcla eclectica del cultivo de las orquideas, el cuidado de los peces tropicales y el comportamiento de las cotorras Amazona. Tambien tiene historias de todo lo que encuentro interesante.
This orchid is rarely seen and even less often photographed. Found only in particular mountains of the east of Puerto Rico this orchid is quite tiny and often overlook. At one time they were thought to ocurr in a very restricted area where only 196 individuals were known to ocurr. Amazingly half of the plants of the species were found in a single tree! But it now appears to have a wider distribution than was realized. I found a few plants but sadly after hurricane Earl thinned the canopy in the area where they grew they dissapeared. Hopefully one day I will find more plants to photograph. This plant is not in circulation in the orchid growing circles, I know of just a single plant in captivity. The photo I saw of the plant is apparently being cared by a particularly skilled orchidist as shows it thriving under cultivation. However I ask you not to remove these plants from the wild as keeping them healthy and alive away from their natural habitat is not and endeavour for the casual orchidist and most likely will result in the death of the plant.