Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Orchid (Maxillaria amazonica)

My friends, Claúdio and Bernadette Serique from the Santarém Orchid Society come to my rescue again. Identification tags on most of my orchids, a dozen or so, have all disappeared and I'm at loss to name them when they produce those beautiful flowers. Claúdio and Bernadette tell me that this one is Maxillaria amazonica. I think this is the first time it has bloomed. Bernadette also tells me that if I fertilize it properly, it'll produce many more flowers. Hum, I seemed to have forgotten that little detail! I've not zoomed in on the flower because I think the plant is just as fantastic. Click in on the thumbnail, if you want to have a better look.

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