Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Podangis dactyloceras

Podangis dactyloceras - Flower photo by Richard LindbergI have had this Podangis dactyloceras for almost exactly a year. I got it in bloom from Steve Christoffersen. After reading up on it, I put it in the wet/bright section of the Sonoma greenhouse. It bloomed through the summer and now it is blooming again.

Podangis dactyloceras - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Podangis contains a single species. Podangis dactyloceras grows in West Africa in evergreen rain forests often near rivers. They grow warm to hot, quite bright light and blooms all summer. It needs to dry out between waterings.

I am pretty happy with the flower photo. Small white flowers are usually difficult but I got this picture from the first series I took. It was in sunlight and I used a tripod. I will try again this year to try to get a second flower in focus turned so that we can see the side view.

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