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Maxillaria sophronitis small A

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  1. Kirsty Harper says:

    It is very nice to see a flower pollinated by hummingbirds that is an orchid.

    • Simon Pugh-Jones says:

      Thank for your comment Kirsty – we have been lucky enough to see hummingbirds visiting orchids in Brazil.

      The orchid is Cattleya wittigiana

    • Simon Pugh-Jones says:

      Check fresh post as the photo didn’t show on my reply.

    • Kirsty says:

      Having just seen the photo you posted of the hummingbird visiting the Cattleya wittigiana in Brazil in 2000, I see from your comment below this is the same orchid also. It looked different to the pictures I found online. Thank you.

    • Simon Pugh-Jones says:

      Hi Kirsty – we have the small form of Maxillaria sophroniis shown here and a much larger form which is more common in cultivation and photos on the internet. I hope that explains it.