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Epidendrum magnoliae

Epidendrum magnoliae Muhl.

Green Fly Orchid, Green-fly Orchid

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

USDA Symbol: EPMA3

Epidendrum magnoliae (Green fly orchid) #64249

Image Information

Photographer: Cressler, Alan
County: Hillsborough
State: FL
Location Notes: Hillsborough River State Park.
Accession date: 2018-11-20
Filename: A_C_IMG6325.JPG
Slide Index: 3069386461_af8fda8c5c_oa.jpg
Restrictions: Unrestricted
Collection: Wildflower Center Digital Library
Original Format: Digital
Orientation: Landscape
Shot: Close-up of flowers. Photographer's note: "This is greenfly orchid. November is outside the normal blooming period so I feel really lucky to have this image. In Hillsborough River State Park, I noticed all the plants of this species grow well over head-high. I suspect that is because any plant within reach has been collected by orchid collectors. I spotted this plant blooming near the main rapids overlook. It was about twelve feet high on a live oak limb. I walked away from it twice thinking there was no way to photograph it. The third time I used a nearby railing to stand on. I put my camera on the tripod and used a stick to balance it in the "Y" split in the limb. I used another stick to prop the inflorescence up so I could reach it. That made the flowers upside down so this image is rotated 180 degrees."
Date Taken: 2008-11-27
NPIN Image Id: 64249

Image Verification

This image has been verified.
By: Joseph A. Marcus
Date: 2018-11-20

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