Isabelia virginalis

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Isabelia virginalis (not my photo)

Code: ISA.0x0000 (2010-04-25)

Common Name: The Virgin Isabella Orchid
Scented: no
Light Requirements: deep shade
Temperature Requirements: hot to cool
Blooms: late autumn, winter and spring
Flower Size: 1cm

An Eastern Brazilian, small sized, creeping, epiphytic, cool to hot growing species growing in debris filled crevices on eroded sandstone outccroppings with a basket-like weave of fibers covering the clustered, ovoid-globose psudeobulb with a single, apical, erect, needle like, curved and flexuous, blunt leaf, that is best mounted on tree fern slabs so that it will bloom on a short, terminal inflorescence with a spathaceous bract, that has 1 or 2 waxy, long-lived, Cattleya-like flowers occurring in the late fall and winter.


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