Thursday, January 29, 2015
Prescottia oligantha [Sw.] Lindley 1840, in the Maricao Forest
Prescottia oligantha is a tiny terrestrial orchid that is native of Puerto Rico. Previously I had only seen a single plant. In January 27, 2015 I found a small colony of about half a dozen plants near the Torre de Piedra. The plants are easy to miss. I found them because I had a good search image of what I was looking for. It is not a rare plant however very few people notice them due to the small size of the plant and tiny flowers.