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Schomburgkia species in situ

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Boytjie, Apr 2, 2014.

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  1. Boytjie

    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    No idea which one this is, out of bloom - possibly tibicinis? Someone who is way more up on this species than me might be able to figure it out. Found on the island of Cozumel, Mexico, growing near the San Gervasio Mayan ruins in the north of the island. Full sunlight in low tropical dry forest. Lots of big healthy plants on the trees around the ruins, most with amazing extensive root systems. These must be pretty damn impressive in bloom.
    -Stephen

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  2. Dave

    Dave Active Member Supporting Member

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    Neat!
     
  3. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Very cool! It's an awesome experience when you actually get to see an orchid in the wild, in or out of bloom.
     
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    nora von gerichten New Member

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    So much to learn from photos of plants in their natural positions.
     
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    I wish I had seen this when I was in Cozumel, 4 years ago, but then I wasn't into orchids. Beautiful.
     
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    It shows an amazing contrast in lichen flora above and below the orchid! Shading effect? Nutrition effect?
     
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    I agree, I love seeing in-situ plants, it really helps understand them.
     
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    MattWoelfsen Active Member

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    The picture tells me that this plant does not need pine bark, orchiata, slotted pots, sphagnum moss in order to flourish. Thank you for the eloquent reminder!
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    That's an interesting observation. I didn't take notice when I first looked at the pic.
     
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    Great photo. I enjoy looking at pictures of orchids in their natural environment, it a priceless learning tool. Thanks for posting.