Sunday, April 3, 2016

A Pleurothallis hybrid, (Plths. phymatoidea x Plths. teaguei)

In Puerto Rico, few people cultivate Pleurothallis.  I suspect the main reason is that most of the flowers of this genus are small, drab and that the plants are a challenge to grow in the sweltering, relatively dry and windy coasts of the island.  This plant was impressively large as Pleurothallis go but only had one opened flower.  I photographed it at the 2016 Puerto Rico orchid society show in the Rio Piedras botanical garden.

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