Stanhopea frymirei: Frymire’s Stanhopea Orchid

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Flower Size 6″ [15 cm]

Stanhopea frymirei  is found in Western Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations of 50 to 500 meters on the summits of coastal mountains. Its dark green pseudobulbs carrying a single elongate petiolate base leaf. Blooms on a pendant, racemose, 12″ [30 cm] long, 5 to 9 flowered inflorescence partially enveloped by large chartaceous bracts with large, fragrant flowers.

Stanhopea is a genus of tropical American orchids pollinated by fragrance-collecting Euglossine bees. Read: How Stanhopea flowers work.

Photo: Orchid Display HouseAtlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: www.orchidspecies.com

Prosthechea cochleata: Cockleshell Orchid

Prosthechea cochleata, commonly referred to as the Cockleshell Orchid or Clamshell Orchid, is an epiphytic, sympodial New World orchid native to Central America, the West Indies, Colombia, Venezuela, and southern Florida.

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The flowers are unusual in that though the labellum is usually below the column in the orchids, in the members of Prosthechea the labellum forms a “hood” over the column. This makes the flower effectively upside down, or non-resupinate.

Prosthechea cochleata is common in cultivation, and is valued for its uniquely shaped and long-lasting flowers on continually growing racemes.

Prosthechea cochleata is the national flower of Belize, where it is known as the Black Orchid.

Photo: Orchid Display HouseAtlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: Wikipedia

Pleurothallis sp.: Bonnet Orchid [3]

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Pleurothallis, abbreviated Pths in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids commonly named Bonnet Orchids. The genus name is derived from the Greek word ‘pleurothallos’, meaning ‘riblike branches’. This refers to the rib-like stems of many species.

This was a huge genus, which used to contain more than 1,200 species – the second largest in the Orchidaceae after Bulbophyllum. In 2004, it decreased by more than half when many species were moved into new genera.

Photo: High Elevation HouseAtlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: Wikipedia

Masdevallia welischii: Welisch’s Masdevallia Orchid

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Flower Size 1 14″ [3 cm]

Masdevallia welischii  is lithophyte orchid plant found in Peruvia on exposed rocks on cliff faces at an altitude of 3,000 meters. It is a miniature, cold growing orchid with slender, 4 7/8″ to 7 1/5″ [12 to 18 cm] long, solitary flowered inflorescence.

Photo: High Elevation HouseAtlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: www.orchidspecies.com

Dracula chimaera: Mythical Monster Orchid

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Flower Size to 9″ [to 22.5 cm].

Dracula chimaera is a medium size, cool to cold growing, terrestrial, lithophytic or epiphytic plant, found in Colombia and Ecuador at the elevations of 1,400 to 2,450 meters in cloud forests.

Photo: High Elevation HouseAtlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: www.orchidspecies.com

Pleurothallis sp.: Bonnet Orchid [2]

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Pleurothallis, abbreviated Pths in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids commonly named Bonnet Orchids. The genus name is derived from the Greek word ‘pleurothallos’, meaning ‘riblike branches’. This refers to the rib-like stems of many species.

This was a huge genus, which used to contain more than 1,200 species – the second largest in the Orchidaceae after Bulbophyllum. In 2004, it decreased by more than half when many species were moved into new genera.

Photo: High Elevation HouseAtlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: Wikipedia

Pleurothallis sp.: Bonnet Orchid [1]

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Pleurothallis, abbreviated Pths in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids commonly named Bonnet Orchids. The genus name is derived from the Greek word ‘pleurothallos’, meaning ‘riblike branches’. This refers to the rib-like stems of many species.

This was a huge genus, which used to contain more than 1,200 species – the second largest in the Orchidaceae after Bulbophyllum. In 2004, it decreased by more than half when many species were moved into new genera.

Photo: High Elevation HouseAtlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: Wikipedia