Pink lady's slipper
Growing on an Elaeis palm
I can't decide whether the species is S. lacera var. gracilis or S. tuberosa.
I was almost doing backflips down the mountain slope when I found this in flower. Found a small colony on a slope leading down into a mountain cove. All or most members of the colony flowered simultaneously. These orchids are often in flower for little more than 24 hours. Seeing these in flower is a matter of timing and skill. Or in my case plain dumb luck.
Este ejemplar recibe su nombre ya que su forma asemeja a una zapatilla, este ejemplar se encuentra en un buen lugar limpio y propio para su desarrollo.
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,...