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Psygmorchis pusilla – 365 days of orchids – day 1434

We have the spectacular Psygmorchid pusilla flowering again – this seedling about three months out of flask. This species is a large flowered miniature twig epiphyte from Central America. The plant here is 2.5cm high with a 2cm bright yellow flower.

This is a species we have seen growing in Guatemala and Belize in hot dryish lowland forest on thin branches and twigs. The photo below was taken in Guatemala where the plant was growing and flowering near Yaxha in the Mayan Biosphere Reserve.

All the plants we have seen in the wild have been small and in cultivation we find the species can be short lived but profusely flowering on short spikes that produce lots of flowers successively. The species was previously called Oncidium pusilla.

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