Saturday, July 25, 2009

Homalopetalum pumilio

Homalopetalum pumilio - Flower photo by Richard LindbergHomalopetalum pumilio - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Homalopetalum (Homal) contains 8 miniature species growing in Jamaica, Central America and northern South America.

Homalopetalum pumilio grows from Mexico to Peru in low elevation forests on mossy trunks and rocks. It is cool to warm growing and is fragrant at night.

This is one of three new plants from Steve Christoffersen. He has had it in his collection for 30 years. He has it mounted, sort of. It is in a shallow basket turned sideways and filled with sphagnum. You can see the basket in the flower picture.

It will be a good orchid for my greenhouse as wet as it is in summer and dryer in winter. I am going to mount it on cork in the next day or two.

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