Thursday, December 5, 2013
A normally terrestrial orchid growing on a palm tree, Prestoea montana
In the upper parts of the sierra palm forest, in El Yunque, it is so wet that sometimes the layer of plant material clinging to the trunk of trees and palms can sustain plants that normally would only grow on the ground. Unfortunately, the plant had no flowers that would aid identification. However the plant looks like a Erythrodes sp. a kind of orchid common at roadsides in the forest.