All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<em>Platystele jungermannioides</em>Monteverde, Costa RicaFeb. 27, 2011Willy suggested we visit the Monteverde Orchid Garden ("Jardín de Orquídeas"). It was not on our itinerary, but it was well-worth the $10 entrance fee. The garden has over...
Platystele jungermannioides
Monteverde, Costa Rica
Feb. 27, 2011

Willy suggested we visit the Monteverde Orchid Garden ("Jardín de Orquídeas"). It was not on our itinerary, but it was well-worth the $10 entrance fee. The garden has over 450 species of orchids (out of aprox. 1400 species) from Costa Rica.
It was a real thrill to see the world's smallest orchid! This tiny plant is an epiphyte, its flower is only a couple of millimeters across.

clr: 5-y

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