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Native Orchids of Puerto Rico

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Pleurothallid Lover, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Pleurothallid Lover

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    Even though Puerto Rico is the smallest island of the Greater Antilles, its rich in orchid diversity for such a small island. There are approximately 143 native orchids in Puerto Rico, of these, 14 are endemic. I will be showing some pictures of some of the orchids that I have saved from construction sites, others come from my families coffe plantation. If someones going to visit Puerto Rico and wants to see some Native Orchids, leave me an inbox so that I can make some arrangements.
    1. Prostechea cochleata
    2. Maxillaria coccinea
    3. Epidendrum boricuarum
    4. Lepanthes woodburyana


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  2. Pleurothallid Lover

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    5. Polystachya foliosa 6. Comparettia falcata


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  3. Pleurothallid Lover

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    7. Eltroplectris calcarata 8. Cyclopogon elatus


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  4. Pleurothallid Lover

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    9. Cyclopogon miradorense 1o. Cranichismuscosa and a tray with different native terrestrial orchids


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  5. Pleurothallid Lover

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    And for last, 11. Muscarella aristata (Pleurothallis aristata)


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  6. John Klinger

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    Thank you for the photo's, very interesting. I reall like the tray of terrestrial plants.
     
  7. Pleurothallid Lover

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    Youre welcome!!!! I still have a couple more species, but they have not flowered yet. Ill be posting them little by little.
     
  8. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    cool!
     
  9. piotrm

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    this last pleuroth is amazing