Sunday, May 10, 2015
Ornithidium coccineum (Jacq.) Salisb. ex R.Br. on El Yunque forest 4 of May 2015
On a hike through the elfin forest I found many plants of this species. Interestingly, fully adult plants had all bloomed some time ago and were full of seed pods. I found two small plants that had flowers. I also noticed that some of the older, larger plants I photographed in the past are now gone, most likely fallen from their perches.
The forest was the driest I have ever seen. There were very few epiphythic orchids with blooms. These two plants and two plants of Epidendrum jamaicensis were all I found blooming.