Worm-vine Orchid (Vanilla barbellata)
This orchid was found by a friend of mine in the Everglades National Park, who asked me to identify it for him and sent me the GPS coordinates. I rarely do this, in my determination to find the orchids I photograph myself, but sometimes there are exceptions - mainly because I hadn't yet seen the other rare vanilla he thought it might be. The distinct orange leafless plant was a dead giveaway to the worm-vine, or leafless vanilla. This flower was almost opened, but not quite.
- Rich Leighton
- Image Size
- 3008x2000 / 1.9MB
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- Contained in galleries
- Vanilleae, Vanilleae