Friday, August 10, 2007

Ghost Orchid - Polyrrhiza lindenii


The ghost orchid... produced thirteen blossoms from July 7 through July29. Now, the "super ghost" as it is being called, is set to produce anadditional ten blossoms. Ghost orchids typically only produce one blossom per plant, per year....Ed Carlson, executive director of the sanctuary [Corkscrew Swamp]. "Ghost orchids are rare to begin with and none have ever been found with as manyblooms as this. This second round of blooms is a one of a kind event."
The ghost orchid is an extremely rare, epiphytic orchid that grows in asmall concentrated area of Southwest Florida. Special security measures arein place at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary to protect the precious plant...
Orchid lovers have a window of three to four weeks to catch the latestghost orchid bloom. Visitation to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary increased by 200 percent during the first bloom in July, with orchid lovers coming fromacross the country. Visitors to the sanctuary will find spotting scopes foreasy close-up views set up along the sanctuary's boardwalk... the plant is150 feet from the boardwalk at a height of 45 feet....Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is located just northeast of Naples

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Enjoy,

Steve Peralta

1888Orchids.com

2 comments:

Prem Subrahmanyam said...

You can find out even more about the ghost orchid at the following site:

Ghost Orchid Information Page

---Prem

Prem Subrahmanyam said...

You can find out even more about the ghost orchid (including photos from the Corkscrew Swamp Ghost Orchid) at the following site:

Ghost Orchid Information Page

---Prem