Volumina bahmense (on cites listed)

shavedmonkey (Harvey in South Fl.)Z10bMarch 31, 2014

This is considered to be endangered. It is indigent to Martin County Florida. This plant was collected long before the plant was listed so it is legal to own and be judged etc.

This is almost a nuisance in the Bahamas. It is like a weed there. This plant can be found in Jonathan Dickinson State Park. They were put there several decades ago by the proprietor of Rubens in Orchids. He salvaged them from a very old slave cemetery. They adorned the graves. He did that because the graveyard was being forced to yield to a country club. Thankfully Ruben did what he did.

Ruben thinks they are not natural to here. He thinks there were relatives in the bahamas that brought them to adorn the graves.

The same plant exists bountifully in the bahamas. And they are not on the list. Strange how that works.

I think the State Park has made a cushy project of the plant so they have no interest in the story. And Martin County gets a plant on the list...

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shavedmonkey (Harvey in South Fl.)Z10b

Lots of flowers. I think 800 to 1000 in flower or bud...

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 2:00PM
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shavedmonkey (Harvey in South Fl.)Z10b

This orchid starts out terrestrial. Under a rosemary bush, not the herb. As the flowers open they are eaten by rabbits. This plant grows upward on its rhizome. Over many years it finally latches on to the bush and becomes an air plant. And then its flowers can mature and seed.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 2:06PM
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orchidnick

Interesting, thanks for the info. Great growing.

Nick

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 10:05PM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Wow! Lots of lovely blooms

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 9:45AM
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allymarie(zone 10, So. Fl.)

Beautiful little orchid with an interesting history.

Allymarie

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 8:10PM
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allymarie(zone 10, So. Fl.)

Beautiful little orchid with an interesting history.

Allymarie

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 8:15PM
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