Potts' Plume Orchid
Photograph - Photograph
A close-up image of Potts' plume orchid flowers close up with a soft background. This photograph made at Potts Preserve in Citrus County Florida, the only known location for this species.
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Paradise of Orchids
& The Beauty of Orchids
Some botanists consider Pteroglossaspis pottsii the same species as Pteroglossaspisis ecristata - the Giant Orchid - while some say it is a separate species, and yet others consider it a variant form or subspecies of P. ecristata. Pott's plume orchid is shorter and has smaller flowers than giant orchids, and seems to prefer a slightly higher and dryer habitat than the wider ranging species.
(Subject description from the artist's Wild Florida Photo website www.wildflphoto.com)
September 8th, 2014
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