Pleurothallis hemirhoda – 365 days of orchids – day 1692

A species that caused some interest at yesterday’s show was this small pleurothallis.

The flowers of Pleurothallis hemirhoda are more than 5cm across and rather dwarf the leaves.

The plant is found in wet forest from 500-2100m and so it is at home in Cool Americas.  The plant seems to flourish in deep shade and in the dark the flower colour is ideal for attracting attention.


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