Sunday, October 16, 2016
Psychilis x raganii Sauleda, I photographed several plants to see the flower variation
These orchids were growing in the eroded face of a hill, under and between spiny bushes and stunted trees. The substrate was mud and loose stone, a mixture that made walking around challenging and dangerous. The angle of the side of the hill varied between 45 and 60 degrees. In some spots the bushes were a solid impassable mass. In the steepest places there were no plants at all but only bare rock. Most of the area was a crazy quilt of continuos vegetation, eroded spots, bare rock places and stunted grass patches.