JonBradford - Feb 14, 2006 12:30 am - Voted 10/10I like Orchids...
I have a couple south american varieties in my bathroom. I only know of two species native to Colorado, Bog Orchids, and Calypso Slippers (you aren't going to make me look them up to give you the latin names are you :) Your photos are fantastic. I would love to hike someplace with so many native specimens.
I once remember reading an article on black market orchids being smuggled out of Malaysia. It was some british expert stating "it is a fine line between the casual collector and complete horticultural insanity..." I love that qoute.
kyledod - Feb 14, 2006 1:25 am - Hasn't votedGreat
Great to see a page dedicated to orchids, a family which includes some of my personal favorite flowers. Maybe there could be some more information on things such as the diversity of orchids (number of species, specializations, etc) and biology/ecology (like the special mutualist relationships that some species have with soil fungi).
Gangolf Haub - Feb 14, 2006 10:22 am - Hasn't votedRe: Great
Yes I could add further information - only I don't know it. I like the flowers a lot but that's about all I know :-)
brenta - Feb 14, 2006 6:40 am - Hasn't votedLatin Names
Jon, if we can trust my pocket field guide, they are Platanthera dilatata and Calypso bulbosa.
P.S. How come Raymond and Sopris are still missing from the canine friends album?
Romuald Kosina - Feb 16, 2006 5:33 pm - Voted 10/10A very good work...
Gangolf, it is very good idea and your work to increase our knowledge about mountains! Your page is a nice place to visit it!
tigerlilly - Feb 27, 2011 10:35 pm - Hasn't votedNice Job!
Thank you for setting up this page. It is incredible and a pleasure to look at. :-) I would love to see a moth orchid in the wild - it must be incredible to stumble upon them. I have a few here at the house. We even have a *wild* one growing, in all places, of our basement window well. It seems to like it there, since it comes back year after year.
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