Sunday, September 14, 2008

Myrmecophila brysiana

Myrmecophila brysiana. This orchid hails from Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Colombia growing on mangroves along rivers in hot, humid conditions. The pseudobulbs are hollow with some of this genera hosting fire ants in their pseudobulbs to protect themselves from herbivores and curious humans. This one is growing safely in my greenhouse. The mine. Hmmm...could I have a new career as a finger model? Hahah. Don't loose the day job right?

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