The Tale of the Ghost Orchid
The irony wasn’t lost on me that the novel and movie made about the ghost orchid in the Fakahatchee Strand featured characters who got lost in the vast cypress swamp looking for the extremely…
The Ghost Orchid
This week I had the rare privelege of visiting the habitat of Florida's legendary "Ghost Orchid", Dendrophylax lindenii. You may know of this orchid from Susan Orleans' book, The Orchid Thief. The movie Adaptation, which starred Meryl Streep and Nicholas Cage. was based on the book. Dendrophylax lindenii. is a rare leafless orchid that grows in the swamps of Southwest Florida. You have to wade through waist-deep water to get to it. It has been artificially propagated and some have succeeded…
Educational introduction to Ghost orchids by using essential, interesting and entertaining information supplemented with high quality free photos and images which are in the public domain or licensed under a Creative Commons License or GNU Free Documentation License.
10 Of The Rarest And Most Beautiful Flowers In The World
There are more than 270,000 different types of flowers in the world. There are even some unclassified flowers that survive in the most remote regions of the
Dendrophylax (Polyradicion) lindenii
And finally I get to see this myth surrounded orchid in person. And I never realized it to be this big. It measures 14 cm from top to bottom! It begun to open yesterday morning and it took 26 hours for it to open fully. I suspect it to grow even bigger during the following days as most Angraecoids do. It sure is something unique and to see it live in-situ must be something very special . Enjoy! (and if you happen to be in the neighbourhoods your welcome to see it)
Ghost orchids back from the dead
Ghost orchids, the extremely rare flowers known for their pale ethereal bloom, had never before been bred in captivity. Orchid enthusiasts pursue the plant with such fervor they had even
GHOST ORCHID 1 © 1999 – Clyde Butcher | Black & White Fine Art Photography
Photographic Story When Mike Owen, biologist of the Fakahatchee Preserve, offered to take me out to see the elusive and rare Ghost Orchid, I jumped at the chance. When I mentioned it to my friend, Oscar Thompson, who was a sixth-generation Floridian and had been an alligator poacher in Fakahatchee in his youth, he got very excited. In all the years he had been in Fakahatchee he had never seen the orchid. Oscar joined Mike and I as we headed off to see the orchid. This was my first experience…
Dendrophylax lindenii - the Ghost Orchid -
The first time I have ever seen one of these bloom in real life, so I thought I would share. The flowers are much larger than I was expecting...