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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    03 / 11 / 2014

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Spring

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • State

    Florida

  • Posted by

    sunshine

Notes:

It is about 1/2″ or so. t might be a bird planted orchid

Comments

  • sunshine Apprentice says:

    I don’t think that it is a Shadow Witch Orchid (Ponthieva racemosa)

    March 6th, 2014 at 8:15pm

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    Lovely flower. I’m jealous!

    March 6th, 2014 at 9:27am

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    Metrosideros: that’s a mighty fancy word….but a good one! Stone: are you studying to be Sherlock Holmes??

    March 6th, 2014 at 9:30am

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Ok… I think I found it…. Shadow Witch Orchid (Ponthieva racemosa) http://jimbotany.com/PONTRAX2.JPG http://flnativeorchids.com/images/orchids/ponthieva_racemosa/ponthieva_racemosa02.htm Apparently… all native orchids in Florida are considered “protected” species… http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/060906/nes_22067590.shtml

    March 6th, 2014 at 8:58am

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Nice looking orchid…

    March 6th, 2014 at 8:58am

  • Metrosideros Master Identifier says:

    It does have a zygomorphic flower. Can you show the whole plant?

    March 6th, 2014 at 12:08am

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