Friday, January 24, 2014

Effusiella amparoana

Once classified as Pleurothallis amparoana, this is a charming species by any name and one of my favorite orchids.  It blooms profusely in autumn but continues to produce occasional flower spikes throughout the year.  I missed the opportunity to take pictures this past autumn but did take a few recently when it had several new flower spikes and have included an older photo, the last, that shows the plant in full flower.  The species from Costa Rica and the plant is 12cm tall with 1 cm flowers.  It seems to be very temperature tolerant and easy to grow.







6 comments:

  1. love the fur
    stunningly graceful in the last photo

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    1. Thanks, Marti. Snowshoed up to Artist's Point this morning. Spectacular day. Starting to think about spring, too, with this weather.

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  2. Ron ela é maravilhosa.
    É a primeira vez que vejo todos os detalhes dela, muito bem fotografado, ricos detalhes, na foto 3 se consegui ver os minimos detalhes.
    Mais uma vez parabéns.
    abraços

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    1. Thanks for your comments, Elisabete. They are much appreciated as always. It is a marvelous little orchid, isn't it and one that would appeal to you.

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  3. I like your photos from the Effusiella amparoana!

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    1. Thanks, Klaus. I appreciate the visit and comments.

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