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Pleurothallis microphylla

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by JohnsonS, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. JohnsonS

    JohnsonS Active Member

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    I received this one several years ago as Pleurothallis calyptrostele, but later saw the seller listing it as Pleurothallis sp. 'Panama' as they were unsure of the actual species. At the time, I was keeping the majority of my orchids fairly wet, which this one didn't seem to mind at first but later began to decline. I eventually moved it to a higher spot and began only watering it once a week at the most; it has responded well to this "neglect", putting out healthy new growths and, just recently, this flower spike. I believe this is Pleurothallis microphylla. It seems like the flowers of this one aren't posted too often, so I thought I would share.

    The flower close-up is a five image composite, manually stacked. The other close-up shows my index finger, for size reference!


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    pontupo and weeand like this.
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wonderful minature and wonderful photos.
     
  3. John Klinger

    John Klinger Active Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice, thanks for the post
     
  4. JohnsonS

    JohnsonS Active Member

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    Thank you, Marni and John!

    The flower opened a little wider; here's a seven image stack:

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  5. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Well done!