Monday, April 20, 2009

Wild Orchid - Psychilus macconnelliae

Here's another of Guana island's wild orchids. This is Psychilus macconnelliae

orchid - Psychilus macconnelliae

It flowers on a tremendously long stem which combined with its epithytic habit and a strong wind made photographing it a nightmare. Hence the missus' hand appears below.

orchid - Psychilus macconnelliae

I didn't notice her wristbands (pink = the fight against breast cancer, sky blue = the fight to conserve Cayman Blue Iguanas in case you were wondering) showed up in the background until we were home which is how this came to pass:

orchid Psychilus macconnelliae

1 comment:

Keetha said...

Really beautiful.