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Old 02-25-2008, 09:19 PM
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This is a dwarf species with wide distribution throughout the humid forests of Brazil, Bolivia and Peru. It is a warm to hot grower fan shaped orchid that has incredible flowers. The column resemble bird heads, hence its name Ornithocephalus (bird head). Depending on the point of view it is easy to see some weird birds in flight formation as in the second photo! Awesome!

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Old 02-25-2008, 10:21 PM
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That is so interesting and intriguing, Mauro! Lovely blooms and I think the mounting looks very neat too. Thanks for sharing.
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That's a pretty bizarre but interesting plant. Thanks for showing it to us! I dont think I would ever have seen it otherwise.
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thats a great little plant
love the fan shape. thanks mauro
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:24 AM
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Hi Mauro, Very interesting indeed! I too would never have seen that had you not shared....thanks!
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:37 AM
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Very cool!!
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