Friday, November 1, 2019

Have You Seen Ghost Orchids in Nature?

One of ghost orchids (credit to The news-Press)

I just read from medias and make me curious about “ghost orchid” (Dendrophylax lindenii). It is because:

1. Ghost orchid is a rare species, found only in Cuba and Florida
2. Two thousand orchids only live in the Florida
3. Several percentages, about two hundred orchids blooming in summer.
4. Orchids have no leaves
5. Roots cling to the bark of trees.

What species of trees which ghost orchids to attach to? Four important species are:
- maple
- cypress
- pond apple
- palm tree


A ghost orchid print, sold by Walmart

It is believed that ghost orchids are decreasing day by day due to many causes include over collection by human, but the most responsible is human development in state of Florida.

The development leads to destruction and changes of habitat and hydro-logical conditions.

From several sources that no nursery and garden centers sell the ghost orchids, but we can buy the seeds in some nursery centers in the Florida.

I tried to search in Walmart, I just found the print without frame for US$ 11.99 and with frame for US$ 29.99 each piece. Quite beautiful to hang on wall.

Like other flowers, ghost orchids have pollinators as well. Four or five moths species visit orchid for pollination frequently. Two of them are well known:
- fig sphinx (Pachylia ficus)
- pawpaw sphinx moths (Dolba hyloeus)

Did you hear about ghost orchids? Have You Seen them in Nature?

72 comments:

  1. They are so gorgeous! I have never seen those orchids in nature.

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  2. He doesn't know them until now, Evi, that you mention them. I have two orchids, they are beautiful, one lives clinging to a lemon tree and another to a wisteria. They are very sensitive and "personal" beings. In fact, when I brought them home it took a couple of years to find their location and flourish. They are wonderful ... I will investigate more about the ghost orchid.

    Big hug, Evi, and happy weekend.

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  3. Hello, Evi! I like potted orchids. Of course, I've never seen Ghost Orchids.

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  4. Que belleza. No la conocia. Saludos amiga.

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  5. I have not seen this flower looks very nice.

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  6. No, I've never seen anything like that!
    It is so beautiful …

    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs!

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  7. That’s amazing, it looks like a creature from the movie aliens!

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  8. They are angels rather than ghosts, so beautiful...

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  9. Ma sono meravigliose e come sempre noi uomini distruggiamo tutto. Ciao Evi :)
    sonforosa

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  10. Spesies langka yah tentunya akan mahal sekali

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  11. very interesting post dear Evi :)
    never heard before ,i just googled about it and found many intriguing images
    how amazing looks like a ghost lol

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  12. They do look ghostly! I haven't seen one in person.

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  13. These are just beautiful! I have never seen nor heard of one, so thanks for sharing:)

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  14. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

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  15. Ciągle łapię się, że strasznie głupia jestem.
    Niesamowity post.
    Ćmy zapylają storczyki❤️♥️
    Bardzo się cieszę, że ponownie do Ciebie weszlam
    Pozdrawiam jesiennie

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  16. It was interesting to read. Thank you! :)

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  17. I haven't heard it - I see them on your blog for the first time
    in my opinion they are beautiful 😍
    best regards
    Lili

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  18. Wow, it amazing what natur can create1 They are so beautiful.

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  19. Hermosas flores y no las conocía muchas gracias por enseñármelas.

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  20. que fotos mas bonitas de la naturaleza

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  21. I have never seen. Incredibly beautiful flowers.

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  22. Pretty! I don't think I have ever seen one.

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  23. Looks wonderful <3

    Happy Sunday

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  24. This pretty cool learn something new

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  25. Un post Muy interesante! Gracias por la información! Feliz noche! ♡♡♡

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  26. These look beautiful! I've never seen them before, being in Australia!

    Hope that you had a great weekend :) Despite a bit of a rainy one we managed to get to the beach which was nice :)

    Away From Blue

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  27. I never have seen one but they are beautiful

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  28. Aku baru tau aja anggrek hantu kaya gini mbak, walaupun namanya anggrek hantu tapi kok tetap cantik ya hehehe

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  29. I did not know this curious variety of orchid, so thank you very much for teaching me something new and respect for the care of this wonderful flower.

    Have a nice day and happy week!

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  30. Wow! it looks really amazing! ;)

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  31. Wow beautiful, here exists wild orchids not ghost ones, they are very beautiful!!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  32. Che strane queste orchidee !!! Sembrano proprio dei fantasmi. Peccato che ne sono rimaste poche. Saluti, saluti.

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  33. Me encantan las orquídeas. He tenido muchas en casa pero al final no he conseguido mantenerlas por mucho tiempo. En la naturaleza las he visto y son de una hermosura rara que me encanta.
    Besos~

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  34. That's incredible... amazing orchids!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  35. Mo había vissto nunca eas orquídeas . Me parece muy curiosa su forma.

    Besos

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  36. Great post.

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  37. For the first time I heard for ghost orchid and they looks so beautiful. I'm fascinate how nature is amazing and what it can create.

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  38. Hi Evi I haven't heard of ghost orchids either my hubby's newphew grows beautiful orchids they are such a pretty flower xx

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  39. Hay que agradecer tu amor a la cultura,porque ello nos hace massaabios

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  40. Interesting post Evi! I've havent heard of ghost orchids before reading your post. Very informative!

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  41. This is my first time reading about this kind of flowers
    xx

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  42. I see it first time but it is be3

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  43. Fiori originalissimi e pieni di fascino, che ho molto apprezzato nelle belle immagini che hai proposto.
    Un caro saluto,silvia

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  44. Mai vista!!! Che grande spettacolo della natura!!

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  45. I have to admit I have never heard about ghost orchids but they are definitely beautiful! Hopefully they can finally survive ...
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  46. Ghost orchids are stunning but I have never seen one in their natural environment.

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  48. They are so beautiful, it is the first time I am hearing and seeing it.
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  49. Apasionante el mundo de las orquídeas, más que plantas parece animalitos por sus formas tan originales.
    Un saludo Evi
    Puri

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  50. I see it first time :-) Beautiful orchid :-)

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  51. This is really wonderful! Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful week.

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  52. They are so pretty.
    I've never seen ghost orchids.
    Kisses!

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  53. never pertama kali lihat di blog ini bunga langka ini

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  54. La evolución nos ofrece casos muy curiosos

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  55. I have never seen them but they looks very funny: D :**Regards

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  56. I didn't see them in nature. They are so beautiful ...

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  57. this species of orchid may not be found in the equator (area). no doubt... its very unique and beautiful

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