Ornithidium coccineum

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Ricardo Boricua

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Nov 27, 2023
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Puerto Rico
This plant is native of Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, some of the Lesser Antilles and South America. In Puerto Rico it can be common in protected areas where the original forest is still intact and the climate is moist and cooler than the lowlands. I have seen it growing in trees and rock faces. It absolutely loathes low humidity conditions. IMG_2890.JPG
No. The place where it grows is at least three hours of hard walking from the closest road. So that one has eluded me. Also the trail to where it grows is not something I would do alone.