Friday, August 5, 2011

Odontoglossum crispum possibly var. pacho, at the Quito Botanical Garden, Ecuador



I had the pleasure of seeing this beautiful orchid from Colombia at the Quito Botanical Gardens.  The orchid was exhibited on a rock platform.  The flowers are long lasting as the whole inflorescence was open when I visited for the first time and when I came back two weeks later they were still in perfect condition.  This plant is a cool grower that dies when exposed to continuous high temperatures.  In this location the plant were on an open greenhouse which had temperatures of close to 45F at night and 75F during the day.

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