Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Baptistonia echinata in bloom today

Baptistonia echinata - Photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Baptistonia (Bapt) grows in Brazil and now contains only one species. All the others have been moved back to Oncidium.

Baptistonia echinata grows in Brazil in low mountain rainforests. It is cool to hot growing with water all year.

I picked this up on a whim SCOS member sale table. I like to say that I am a logical collector, but the truth is that some orchids call my name and I answer.

I took this flower picture yesterday. In fact I took 15 pictures in three sessions. It is on the small side and I had waited too long to take the pictures because I was waiting for the flowers to open fully. I finally checked the reference material and realized that that was as open as they get.

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