Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Monk Orchid

Not uncommon, but new to me, is this ground orchid.  Oeceoclades  maculata, common names include Monk Orchid, African Spotted Orchid.

                                                          Univ of Florida link: Monk Orchid

Here seen with seed pod.  Although not truly a native of South Florida....it's origin is in Africa, but here from Puerto Rico where it is well established.

Spotted leaves and "pseudo bulbs."

This little gem can also be epiphytic....so keep a sharp eye out...on the ground or above!