Sunday, March 15, 2015

Wild Orchids at Alishan, Taiwan

Here are some of the wild orchids I saw during a 1/2 day hike in Alishan, Taiwan.  Only the Pleione were in bloom so I could not identify which species of Bulbophyllum and Dendrobium we saw but still considered myself lucky to have seen so many orchids growing in the wild.

Bulbophyllum species #1 (oblong leaf)

Bulbophyllum species #2 (lanceolate leaf)

Dendrobium species

Large Taiwan Cypress, with moss-covered trunks.  The wild Bulbophyllum and Dendrobium grow on the Taiwan Cypress, mostly in moist areas that receive a bit of filtered sun.

Possibly a Dendrobium species.

A large clump of Pleione formosana growing in a clump of moss and grass on a sheer, rock, retaining wall.

A close-up of Pleione formosana

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