02-13-2011, 12:32 AM
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Queens, NY, USA
Went to New York Botanical Gardens
I went to the New York Botanical Gardens. They has lots of orchids in the conservatory, but they will hold their annual orchid show in about a month.
This time around I went to see what kind of plants that are in the blueberry family (Ericaceae) they had lying around. They had lots!!!!!
Check these out.
Most of these were small plants, and all of them are grown like intermediate temperature orchids, all are epiphytes that grow in cloud forests of Tropical Amercia.
Macleania ericae --- pic 1
Macleania coccoloboides -- pic 2, these are the sepals and the ovary, the petals had fallen off already
Macleania rupestris --pic 3
Ceratostema silvicola -- pic 4
Ceratostema rauhii -- pic 5 I fell in love with this one, it pendant very long about 1 meter plant grown in a basket
Cavendishia allenii -- pic 6, 7
Cavendishia micayensis -- 8, 9 -- a real beauty!!
"We must not look at goblin men,
We must not buy their fruits:
Who knows upon what soil they fed
Their hungry thirsty roots?"
by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Last edited by Tindomul; 02-13-2011 at 12:34 AM..