Friday, April 06, 2012
Arpophyllum giganteum. These flowers are non-resupinate, i.e., they bloom with their lip up as opposed to most other orchids that bloom with their lip down. The flowers are born in huge numbers on sturdy, upright stems. This orchid is fairly widespread throughout Sourthern North America, South and Central America including Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela and Jamaica where it grows in foothill forests.