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Acronia bivalvis

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Pontus_Sweden, Sep 3, 2012.

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  1. Pontus_Sweden

    Pontus_Sweden Active Member

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    Acronia bivalvis. Costa Rica.
    A tiny species. Flowers about 7 mm in size. Heart shaped leafs. It prefers lot´s of humidity. The natural habitat are very humid mountain rainforests in Central America were it grows on mossy branches.

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    Typical habitat for this species. This photo is taken at Tenorio volcano, Costa Rica. At about 1700 meters. Very very wet.
     
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    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Oh my! That is beautiful! And I'm doubly impressed with your photographs given how small the flowers are. Well done.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    For those of you who haven't been in cloud forest, it is really hard to capture the spirit of the place in a photograph. Magnus gives us a really good view.
     
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    Pontus_Sweden Active Member

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    Thank you! You are sooo right Marni! I find it very hard to capture the spirit of the humid cloud forest. At this place it was sooooo wet. Next time I will bring a dive housing to the camera. Or a 100% waterproof camera. Also this is takenn at lunchtime and it´s still very dark. But I love these places.
    The best thing is that there are some cloud forests in CR that´s easy to walk in. For those that don´t want to get mud everywere.
    I recommend the cloudforest to everyone. Magic place!