Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Homalopetalum pumilio

Homalopetalum pumilio is amicro-minature plant, the tiny pseudobulbs and leaves (in this case) 2 cm tall with a flower that 3-4 cm in size.  It is related to Cattleya and is found from Mexico through Central America into northern South America, Mexico Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Peru.  It's flowers are a translucent whitish-green or in another former, a pale yellowish-green.  This particular plant is the cooler-growing Mexican form.

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