Pleurothallis titan: Clamshell Orchid

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Flower Size 1″ [2.5 cm]

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Pleurothallis titan is a large size orchid plant, cool to warm growing epiphyte that is found in Colombia and Panama at elevations of 1,000 to 1,300 meters with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, close, tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single leaf with a solitary flower arising through a reclined spathe that hold the canary yellow flower close to the leaf base.

Photos: High Elevation HouseAtlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: www.orchidspecies.com

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