Saturday, September 21, 2013

Maxillaria brunnea Linden & Rchb. f. 1854, near Mindo, Ecuador, "in situ" on a fallen tree by the road.

During my visit to Ecuador, I was able to see many orchids, this includes many that were on trees and branches that had fallen by the roadside.  This is the case of this orchid.  A huge storm had toppled trees and broken branches some weeks before my visit to the Mindo area.  This plant was growing, on the side of a tree that had fallen by the roadside.  The trunk of the tree had several orchids but the Maxillaria was the only one that was blooming.

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