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.

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