Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Cyrtochilum meirax (Rchb. f.) Dalström 2000 "in situ" in the mountains of Puerto Rico

An uncommon species in Puerto Rico, few people ever see it due to its preference to the highest parts of the mountains.  It is so rare that few local orchidists are even aware this species exists or have seen it.  Thankfully a portion of its habitat is in protected state forest.  The truly dreadful state of the roads leading to its habitat discourages all but the most hardy from attempting to visit so these plants are fairly safe from being collected.

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