Thanks Guru for your pics, you light back memories up!Next day I walked from St. Elena to the 'Selvatura Park' with its hanging bridges in the tree tops. The distance is about 6.5 km and I saw some orchids at the edge of the road which I hadn't seen if I had taken the shuttle bus. My way started at 1.340 m asl and the park is situated between 1.600 and 1.650 m.
An unknown, not flowering orchid in trees at the edge of the road.
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Few trees on.......Epidendrum centropetalum in flower.
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and in the roadside ditch grew the famos Epidendrum radicans.
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If you like it.....this can be continued.
Lorenzo, nice that I could bring back some memories to you.Thanks Guru for your pics, you light back memories up! ......Did you see the elusive "Quetzal" ( Maya sacred bird) and the multitude of hummingbirds in Monteverde?
That's true. You will find orchids in the rain forest only in the tree tops not in the lower parts of the forest. Solitaire trees are populated by orchids also at the lower parts or at the trunks.Not so easy to score orchids in the lowerpart of the forest as they prefer to stay high up on the trees, at ground level Is so shaded that only few species are present.
David and Stephen, here thea are.i love insitu photos, too
Tom if you read my post closely you will find Epidendrum spec. and Oncidium spec.. I couldn't determine the species because a) I'm not expert enough with these generas and b) they were out of reach to do this.GuRu, the white one is Epi. sp and the yellow one is Onc. species. I used to know the names but I can't remember the names now. If you do a little search on the internet, you probably can identify them.
This was a great moment but to be honest.....if you don't see the hummingbird in the palm of your hand you may think there's nothing. They weight almost nothing...just few gram........I have seen the elusive quetzal bird a few times but I have not had a hummingbird land on my hands like GuRu...
Beautiful pics Guru, thanks!The other destinations of my journey, Liberia, Tamarindo, Puntarenas and Quepos were more or less orchid free but nevertheless very interesting ones.