Friday, June 20, 2008

Orchid, Brassia caudata, continued

Another view of the Brassia caudata orchid in bloom showing all three stems. I've had the orchid for some years, having collected it at the Tapajós National Forest on an Orchid Society trip. All my orchids were originally placed in trees at Bosque Santa Lucia but I lost several and they didn't adapt very well to the dust during summer months. Eventually, I moved them under the edges of the porch at the reception center where I could take better care of them. I don't have many orchids and I must admit that I don't know much about them. I have friends in Santarem, who are professional at the art of collecting and taking care of orchids. In upcoming posts, I'll talk more about these folks and their plants.

1 comment:

Sandpiper said...

What a beautiful flower this is. I agree about orchids. They are all pretty.