December 1, 2012

Platystele ovatilabia

This orchid blooms faithfully for me every autumn and has more and more flowers every year. Though the individual flowers do not last a long time each flower spike produces a succession of four to six flowers and so the plant is in bloom over a long period of time, a month or more. The individual flowers are only 3 mm in size and the plant around 4 cm, but as some of the photos indicate, it is able to put on quite a show. It is from Mexico and Central America.

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