Thursday, March 31, 2016

Lankesterella ceracifolia

This plant is tiny!  The rosette of leaves, which is itself rather unusual, is only 4 cm across and the tiny flowers are 5 mm long.  The flowers bloom three or four to a spike and bloom successively in the spring.  The species is from Argentina and Brazil and is named after a famous naturalist and orchid collector, Charles H. Lankester.





13 comments:

  1. That's a very cool plant. What conditions are you growing it in?

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    1. Hi Sue,
      I'm growing it with my Masdevallias and New Guinea Dendrobiums but it really prefers slightly warmer temps.

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  2. Oh the green veins are amazing

    heading over to the east side for Colockum visit

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    1. Glad you're getting out. We hiked the east bank of Baker Lake yesterday and are probably headed for the gorge next week.

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  3. violets ,mertensia, hedgehog cactus blooming,early butterflies, yellow bell,

    I use the state fish and wildlife pull out on the north side of Old Vantage Hwy west of Ginko. The one with the corrals. head up the road or simply up the ridge northward. pretty much centered between Wind Horse and Ginko, it is a handy pllace to spend a few hours. Ticks

    in late April, Bitteroot starts. puzzling Astragalus Lomatium and Eriogonum

    as you have gathered, my blog is finished, Just dont have the spirit for it any more.

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    1. Thanks ever so much. How was your trip?

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  4. 27630-30821 Vantage Hwy, Ellensburg, WA 98926 is the google maps "address"

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    1. Thanks for the visit and link. You have a beautiful blog.

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  6. Ron, good job! where did you get the Lankesterella? I've been searching for one for quite awhile.

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    1. Hi William. I may have ordered it from Equagenera or it may have come from Andy's. Those are the only two possibilities that I can think of.

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