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Brazilian orchid

Brazilian orchid
Photo Information
Copyright: Raimundo Mesquita (mesquens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 9 N: 287] (2073)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-24
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ7
Exposure: f/3.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Brazil flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-05 3:32
Viewed: 4454
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]
Found from Florida, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, French Guiana, Guyana, Northern Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet tropical forests at elevations of sealevel to 1300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, linear-lanceolate leaves that are conduplicate into the apex of the pseudobulb and blooms in the late spring early summer in Lima Peru on a axillary, erect, short, single flowered inflorescence holding the flower close to the pseudobulb and arising on an older growth.
Synonyms Dicrypta baueri Lindl. 1830; Dicrypta crassifolia (Lindl.) Lindl. ex Loudon 1839; Epidendrum sessile Sw. 1788; *Heterotaxis crassifolia Lindl. 1826; Heterotaxis sessilis (Sw.) F.Barros 2002; Maxillaria gatunensis Schltr. 1922; Maxillaria sessilis (Sw.) Fawc. & Rendle 1910
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 150 Dodson 1980; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 848 Dodson 1983; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1341 Atwood 1993; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 502 Bennett & Christenson 1998; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 10 2008 photo as Heterotaxis sessilis

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-04-05 5:06]

Hi Raimundo !
Nice picture.
Some clear and beautiful colors. Excellent.
Very good surprise.

Have a nice day,

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2009-04-05 10:57]

Lovely and interesting orchid! Very nice color combination.



Bonjour Raimundo,
Belle macro finement détaillée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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