Sunday, December 8, 2013

Stelis perpusilliflora Cogn. a rare orchid from the Luquillo mountains, Puerto Rico

When I found this orchid I was quite curious about it since I could not identify it on sight.  Unfortunately, I didn't had with me the equipment to make a really good photo of the diminute flowers of this small orchid.  Nevertheless I am satified I was able to get photos of this as it is the first time I have seen Stelis plants growing in the wild in Puerto Rico.  The plant is small and its tiny green flowers are inconspicuous, so it is easy to miss.  I found it by accident as I was looking for Lepanthes orchids near a small creek where they grow particularly well due to the year round high humidity.

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