Thursday, July 17, 2008

Banana Orchid

Cayman's national flower is the banana orchid - they were flying rather nicely whilst we were there:

orchid

Its an epithyte with wonderful fat pseudobulbs like badly squashed farmhouse sausages that were stuck in the bottom of your shopping and I think a rather wonderful national flower.

7 comments:

Joe said...

beautiful. i have a small orchid collection.

Nancy J. Bond said...

They truly are quite stunning.

Lucy said...

I've just put up a post about pictures from other people's blogs which have especially stuck in my memory.

Amongst these, I've mentioned your one of the turtle swimming under water.

I can't work out how to make links to photos on blogs in situ so I'm wondering if you would mind if I copied it onto my blog - together with a link to yours.

I'd be grateful if you would let me know.

Lucy
LOOSE AND LEAFY

tai haku said...

Joe - I saw your post on that beautiful odont (or was it oncidium?) of yours! Very nice.

Thanks Nancy,

Lucy - that's absolutely fine. Thanks!

Joe said...

I collect orchids and have shots of my small collections as well as ones from my friends home and orchid shows. Are you referring to any ones on this blog?:

http://joec66.blogspot.com/2008/05/another-vanda-with-damaged-flowers.html

I have other shots on different posts. This posts has most of them exhibited.

tai haku said...

Hey Joe - it was this one I meant:
http://joec66.blogspot.com/2008/07/odcm-mackenzie-mountain-still-blooming.html

Joe said...

I am the proud owner of that specimen. She blooms three times a year. She is in photoed in the link in my previous as well as other posts on my blog. She is the one in the coconut.

The names become confusing with all of the m hybrids. This hybrid is from Hawaii (I purchased it in Florida).