Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Orchid Picks From Belize and Guatemala

We came back from our trip to Guatemala and Belize and over the next couple days, I'll post pictures of some of the orchids I saw while we where there. You can see the rest of our pictures at flickr.This orchid, Encyclia Cochleata is the national flower of Belize. This is a picture of it growing on a tree at some Mayan ruins outside of San Ignacio. I have one in my collection at home that's blooming right now also. Here is another close-up picture.
Here are some orchids in situ, growing on a tree in the ruins of Tikal in Guatemala. I think they are maxillaria variabilis, or possibly Maxillaria tenuifolia, but I'm not sure.
Here is a picture of the ruins...
Here is a close up of a tree, with several orchid species and other epiphytes.
This is an oncidium growing near the Guatemala border. This is probably Oncidium Sphacelatum.

there are two orchids here. This was at the Belize Botanic Gardens, which really deserves its own post. The one in the background is a Maxillaria, possibly variabilis.
This was someone's orchid stall at the weekly market in San Ignacio Belize. In the foreground you can see a Rhynchostylis and there are a lot of cattleya and phalaenopsis hybrids on display.


I will post more pictures of interesting orchids and plants from the trip over the next week.

6 comments:

bluegrrrrl said...

Beautiful pictures! Glad to see you took your orchid passion with you on the trip!

Jonah Winn-Lenetsky said...

Thanks. It's hard to limit myself to the orchid pics, because we saw so many cool things, but you can check out the rest of the photos on Chris' photo stream at... http://www.flickr.com/photos/cpommier/

Chris Pommier said...

You picked some great pics to showcase on your site. Takes me back ...

bluegrrrrl said...

So Jonah! What's up???
Did you get swallowed up by a monster snowdrift?

GuruOrchid said...

I remember in Honduras, the orchids were so dense they were falling out of the trees and laying on the ground...such a shame!

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