Phalaenopsis fasciata: Striped Phalaenopsis

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Flower Size 2″ [5 cm].

Phalaenopsis fasciata is a small, hot growing, epiphytic native of the Philippines with short stems enveloped by several imbricating persistent leaf bearing sheaths carrying leaves that are dorsally keeled and it blooms on a lateral, zigzag, 10″ [25 cm] long inflorescence that is longer than the leaves and has bracts of long-lasting flowers that are fleshy, waxy and fragrant.

Photo: Orchid Display HouseAtlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: www.orchidspecies.com

Pleurothallis gargantuan: The Giant Pleurothallis Orchid

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Flower Size 1″ [2.5 cm] x 3″ [7.5cm]

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Pleurothallis gargantuan is a large size orchid plant, cool to warm growing epiphyte that is found in Ecuador at elevations around 1,500 to 2,500 meters with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4 tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single leaf with a single flower inflorescence arising through a spathe that hold the flower close against the leaf base.

Photos: High Elevation HouseAtlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: www.orchidspecies.com

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

Ludisia discolor: The Jewel Orchid

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Flower Size to 3/4″ [to 1 .7 cm]

Ludisia discolor is found in China, Myanamar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines as a small sized, hot to warm growing ‘jewel orchid’, so called because of their dark green leaves criss-crossed with red lateral lines, that makes them quite appealing even when not in bloom. This species is a terrestrial or lithophytic plant occuring in evergreen, lowland forests in shady, humid habitats with rocky substrates along streams and rivers at elevations of 700 to 1,100 meters.

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The fleshy red stems twisted, erect or pendulous are 8 to 10″ [20 to 25 cm] long and have stalked elliptic-lanceolate 2 to 3″ [5 to 7.5 cm] leaves and blooms in the spring on a terminal cylindrical fairly dense 4 to 12″ [10 to 30 cm] long inflorescence that has small asymetrical, fragrant flowers that last 2 to 3 weeks.

Photos: Orchid Display HouseAtlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: www.orchidspecies.com

Paphiopedilum superbiens: The Outstanding Paphiopedilum Orchid

Paphiopedilum superbiens is a species of orchid endemic to the islands of the straits of Malacca and Sumatra. Flower Size 4″ [10 cm]

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^ Paphiopedilum superbiens ‘BK’s Fantastic’

A small sized, warm to hot growing, terrestrial species with elliptic to oblong, mottled light and dark green leaves found in coniferous forests and on rock ledges at elevations of 900 to 1,300 meters where it blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, terminal, 12″ [30 cm] long, dark purple, pubescent inflorescence with an elliptic-lanceolate floral bract carrying a single flower.

Photo: High Elevation HouseAtlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: www.orchidspecies.com

Bulbophyllum flabellum-veneris: Venus Fan Orchid

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Bulbophyllum flabellum-veneris is a species of orchid in the genus Bulbophyllum. Flower Size 1″ [2.5 cm]

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Found in India, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, peninsular Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia in semi-deciduous and evergreen forests on mossy rocks and tree bases at elevations of 300 to 1,100 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a woody rhizome and 2″ between each conical, unevenly 5 angled, shiny pale green pseudobulbs carrying a single petiolate base leaf that blooms on 2 to 3 shiny purple inflorescence with 3 tubular reddish brown floral bracts all holding the 11 to 13 flowers above the leaf and held in an umbel.

Photos: Orchid Display HouseAtlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: www.orchidspecies.com

Habenaria rhodocheila: Red-Lipped Habenaria Orchid

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Flower Size 1 1/2″ [3.75 cm]

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Habenaria rhodocheila is a showy, small sized, terrestrial or lithophyte species of orchid growing on mossy rocks in mixed deciduous forests, grassy pine forests or bamboo forests often near streams and waterfalls at elevations of 200 to 1,300 meters with bulbous or fleshy roots and a stem with 1 to 2 below and 3 to 4 above, linear-lanceolate, attenuate into a petiole below, acuminate or mucronate at the apex leaves with about 10 flowers on a terminal, to about 2′ [60 cm] long, erect, several  flowered raceme with long-lasting, color variable flowers and ovate bracts and is a cool to hot growing plant from South East China, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Photos: Orchid Display HouseAtlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: www.orchidspecies.com