This colony is the only one known to us in the far north of the late August/early September flowering taxon in the Nematoceras trilobum aggregate. The colony is quite small and is on a ridge top in mixed broadleaf/podocarp forest. Wild pigs are the biggest threat, with a well worn trail bisecting the colony.
I think this is S. cernua but not sure enough to list it as the species.
One of several plants growing in sandy mud on the edge of a marsh, about 30 cm tall, no leaves visible at this time.
On very damp papa bank roadside
Hermosas orquídea en un pastizal, junto a los campos de cultivo.
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,...