|Copyright: Raimundo Mesquita (mesquens)
|Date Taken: 2015-12-25|
|Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T2i|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/4 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-12-24 3:43|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as a large sized, robust, cool to warm growing, caespitose epiphyte from high in the canopy of wet montane forests at elevations of 800 to 1950 meters with clustered, ovoid to cylindrical, glossy olive green, laterally compressed, finely sulcate pseudobulbs with a basal sheath and carrying 2 to 4, terminal, thick, glabrous, plicate, oblanceolate, acute, petiolate leaves that blooms on a basal, stout, pendant, to 28" [70 cm] long, several to many [11 to 30] flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by scarious bracts and carries fragrant, heavily waxy, color variable flowers arising on a mature pseudobulb as a new growth appears, and occurring in the late winter and spring. Needs to be in mmounted on tree fern or in a hanging basket to accomodate the long pendant inflorescence. Good shade, plenty of water while growing and a short dry rest in the winter will bring about strong spring bloomings.
Synonyms Acineta collosa Sander 1898; Acineta colmani R.H. Torr. 1904; Acineta fulva Kl. 1852; Acineta humboldtii [Lindl.] Lindley 1843; Acineta humboldtii var. schilleriana Rchb.f. 1855; Acineta schilleriana (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1863; Acineta supurba var fulva Schlechter 1917; *Anguloa superba Kunth 1815; Peristeria humboldtii Lindl. 1843; Peristeria humboldtii Lindl. var fulva Hook. 1845
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- [2015-12-24 8:37]
Hi Raimundo,great macro of this beautiful flower,impressive sharpness and bright colors,i like the composition too,very well done!Merry Christmas to you too and thanks for share,Luciano
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND WISH YOU HAVE A NICE AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.
Ciao Raimundo, elegant macro of lovely flowers on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016, ciao Silvio