Thursday, March 08, 2007


My friend, Claúdio Serique, quickly identified the Psygmorchis orchid, which appeared on an earlier post, but he scratched his head on the name of the host shrub, pavão. The word in Portuguese means "peacock" and it's easy to understand the association. I publish the image of the plant and its flowers in hope that he, or someone else, can give me the correct name. My hunch is that there are few people in this world capable of identifying that orchid but there will probably be many who can recognize what I call "pavão".


Patrik L. said...

this little tree is called Yutzu in Ecuador and scientific nama is Calliandra surinamensis.
greetings Patrik

Anonymous said...

mimosa tree here in the states.