My orchidarium and some of the orchids I've bloomed.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
This tiny orchid plant, also found under the names Acianthera sarracenia and Pleurothallis sarracenia, with its strange, slug-like flowers is from Brazil. Its flowers are between a half and an inch long (1.5-2 cm) and the succulent leaves somewhat longer. Actually the plant is named not for a slug, but for a genus of Pitcher Plants, called Sarracenia, which they also resemble.