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Unread 10-05-2007, 02:19 PM
Rosim_in_BR Rosim_in_BR is offline
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Default Laelia milleri

Here's another small rupicolous gem. Laelia milleri grew on iron ore hills in a small area in the State of Minas Gerais. These mountains have literally been flattened for decades to explore the iron ore and this species seem to be at the verge of extinction, if not already extinct.
I grow a few plants, two red types, one red with yellow lips (wonderful contrast!) one almost entirely of crystalline orange color, and this one in the photo, which has an intermediate color between red and orange. The plant is tiny, with long floral stems.
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Unread 10-05-2007, 02:30 PM
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It's gorgeous Mauro! Good for you for keeping the species going!

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Unbelievably small and colorful! I love it. Congrats for preserving the species.
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Unread 10-05-2007, 08:11 PM
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I can't tell you how happy it makes me that you are caring for these GORGEOUS & endangered orchids.

Plus, I love your photos!
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