segunda-feira, 19 de março de 2012
Cycnoches pentadactylon Lindley 1843
Flower Size to almost 4" Across [to 10 cm across]
This epiphytic, medium sized, hot to warm growing species comes from the Amazon basin of Brazil and Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 750 to 1000 meters with a fusiform, pseudobulb enveloped by imbricate leaf-bearing sheaths with deciduous, elliptic, petiolate, acuminate leaves and the flowers pictured here are the male form that appear in the spring and summer on a 2 1/2 to 12" [6.75 to 30 cm] long, arching to pendant, racemose many flowered inflorescence with the fragrant flowers arising from the leaf nodes near the apex of the newest, mature pseudobulb.
Créditos do texto: http://www.orchidspecies.com/
quarta-feira, 7 de março de 2012
Orquídeas in situ: Parque Nacional da Tijuca - Setor B: Serra da Carioca
Próximo ao pico encontrei um Epidendrum terrestre florido vegetando a pleno sol, que acredito se tratar do Epidendrum secundum:
Como imagem final, fica esta bela vista da zona sul da cidade do Rio de Janeiro obtida da Vista Chinesa, à cerca de 4o0m de altitude:
Passeio altamente recomendado!
sábado, 21 de janeiro de 2012
quarta-feira, 18 de janeiro de 2012
quinta-feira, 24 de novembro de 2011
Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.25 cm]
Found in South Central China, Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Andaman Islands , Myanamar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Java and Sumatra in evergreen and in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of sealevel to 1100 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte on open mossy rocks with very small pseudobulbs enveloped by leaf bases, with coriaceous, suberect, linear-ligulate, obscurely bilobed apically leaves that blooms on a 2 1/2' [75 cm] long, basal, pendant, laxly many  flowered, racemose inflorescence occuring in the spring. This species can easily be confused with C dayanum but differs in having a rounded lip edge and an hourglass shape in the center of the lip. This species is found in seasonal forests.Credits of the text: http://www.orchidspecies.com