I saw the article and also the one abuot the specimen of the ghost orchid being found in a Florida sanctuary. Hopefully the press will get more people interested in orchids in a good way. [yes, 'abuot', I've been spending time w/ canadians!]
Its kinda nice to see so much about orchids in the press recently, especially with something that isn't very showy, like this one. In fact, my understanding is that this orchid wasn't even really newly discovered so much as newly classified.
Anyway, it makes me want to go out and search for native orchids again
I agree with Matt that its hardly a new discovery, since it was observed and collected so many years ago. But, as the article explains, properly classifying a plant is difficult and can be much like "finding" it amongst all others we've already classified. (chris's deep thought of the day)