One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Cremastra appendicularum variabilis
This is a terrestrial orchid from East Asia. We keep it in a lath bed in our production areas in the hope that someday it'll form a large enough clump to divide into pieces. Then we might risk planting one out in the Collection.
While looking for information on this very uncommon species, I happened into Shikoku Garden Rare Plant Nursery. It's a Japanese Nursery with a great English language site. You will want all the plants!