This orchid is not native to french polynesia, but was very common in disturbed areas, such as road-cuts. Saw it in Moorea and Tahiti.
These guys were tiny epiphytes growing on the mangroves. I don't think they had any leaves--just photosynthetic roots.
Strange orchid atop Vaiare-PaoPao saddle.
Cape Cod National Seashore
Cape Cod is a great place for these amazing flowers. These were growing near my friend's house.
Orchidaceae is a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants with blooms that are often colourful and often fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family. Along with the Asteraceae, they are one of the two largest families of flowering plants, with between 21,950 and 26,049 currently accepted species, found in 880 genera. Selecting which of the two families is larger is still under debate, as concrete numbers on such enormous families are constantly in flux. Regardless,...