Saturday, December 1, 2012

Platystele ovatilabia

This orchid blooms faithfully for me every autumn and has more and more flowers every year. Though the individual flowers do not last a long time each flower spike produces a succession of four to six flowers and so the plant is in bloom over a long period of time, a month or more. The individual flowers are only 3 mm in size and the plant around 4 cm, but as some of the photos indicate, it is able to put on quite a show. It is from Mexico and Central America.




10 comments:

  1. What a special orchid, thank you for sharing it's beauty!

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    1. Thanks for looking and commenting. Really appreciate the attention you give to my blog. Gives me opportunity, too, to have a look at yours.

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  2. Um show, maravilhosa
    abra├žos e uma linda semana

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    1. Thank you, my friend. This puts on a better show every year and is one of the easiest plants I have.

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  3. Very beautiful orchid. May you know someone in Europe who can sell "Platystele Ovatilabia".

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    1. Thank you for looking and commenting, but I am very sorry to say that I do not know anyone in Europe who might have this plant.

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    2. I was looking after this beautiful plant since I saw it first time on your previous post. I will be grateful for any information or contacts (not only from Europe).

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    3. I don't mind trying to send a piece, but it is liable to be confiscated in the post. You do realize how small these flowers are?

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    4. Small orchids are my favorite like "Dendrobium Parvulum", "Schoenorchis Fragrans" and others in my orchidarium, but unfortunately couldn't get "Platystele Ovatilabia" yet. I will try to find out about import/export restrictions. May be it is a way to send it from US to Europe. Thank you for giving hope.

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  4. I certainly am willing to help if I can. My plant is very large and a piece of it would not be missed at all.

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