Thursday, May 5, 2016

Leochilus puertoricensis M.W. Chase 1986, today I found three plants in the trees around my garden

This small orchid can be found sporadically growing on the Camasey trees that surround my garden.  They are short lived for an orchid.  In last year dry season, all the plants I knew died, some young plants were unable to survive the unusual severity of the dry season, other had already bloomed and fruited and were larger but this didn't seem to help them.  Today I found three plants, I will monitor them to see how they fare in the coming year.

1 comment:

Prof. Flanagan said...

I have seen them in El Yunque