Just got an email from a friend (and owner of my favorite garden center!). She took pictures of these in Costa Rica, not sure what species - my first guess is a Catt., but might also be a Encyclia, Lycaste or Masdevilla.
I find it so cool to see these in their natural habitat. She said there are trees that make perfect hosts like this one, so you'll walk through the forest then see a tree like this one that's covered in orchids. She didn't say if she saw any CPs...
She would be pretty hard pressed to find CPs in Costa Rica haha
That's a Psychopsis species. If it's native it should be P. krameriana but that doesn't look like P. k. Closer to P. mariposa. Possibly an escaped cultivated plant as I'm not sure there are other species in the area.
There is a fair amount of confusion with the genus Psychopsis, especially in cultivation as people have hybridized similar species and continue to back cross them. They were one of the reasons I got into orchids!
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5