Orchids Of Upland Chiapas, Mexico:
commonly seen among roadside weeds in the uplands. Flowers may be seen for several
months especially during the late rainy season and early dry season. Below, note how conspicuous, white roots arise from the sprawling
stems, oposite the thick, oval leaves, which grown in two ranks opposite:
This is a hardy orchid and easily grown. It does well in full sun to
partial shade, and is tolerant of temperatures down to freezing.
Above you see it in a typical weedy
habitat along a road. It stems are up to two feet long. The flowers about an inch in size,
sometimes ten flowers opening at the same time. Eventually the inflorescence may produce
up to forty blossoms.
It does well in full sun to partial shade. This species is tolerant
of temperatures down to freezing.
The species is distributed from Mexico to Panama.