dendrophylax lindenii, mistletoe swamp, big cypress national preserve, collier county, florida 6

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Ghost orchids are rare leafless epiphytes that often occur on pop ash trees (Fraxinus caroliniana) in the swamps of southwest Florida. I have seen plants many times but never in bloom. My friend Keith Bradley www.flickr.com/photos/35605280@N05/ took us into a fantastic swamp to see the orchids in bloom. Water levels were high and mosquitoes fairly bad but we were well rewarded. This plant was growing about five feet above the four feet deep water. I wedged two legs of my tripod into a fallen tree root mat which was not very stable. For more information: plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=DELI8
florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=2229


title dendrophylax lindenii, mistletoe swamp, big cypress national preserve, collier county, florida 6
date yyyymmdd hr:mn 2009:07:12 08:42:34
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