Blog anniversary and Cayman Island ghost orchid
This weekend marks the 3-year anniversary of our Orchidelirium orchid blog! I was hoping to have some new pictures to post this weekend, but our trip to a nearby greenhouse hasn't worked out yet. Watch for some greenhouse pictures in the next couple of weeks!
Meanwhile, I found an interesting article about ghost orchids on the Cayman Islands. I didn't know that the ghost orchid Dendrophylax fawcettii is found only in Grand Cayman. The very rare orchids were found on a section of land designated to be cleared for a new road so construction has been halted for the last few weeks. In case you're wondering like I was, the Florida ghost orchid is Polyradicion lindenii.
Here is another picture of the Grand Cayman ghost orchid.