Sunday, April 30, 2006

Coral Root Orchid



Very small orchid with around 1/4 inch flowers. It is very bizarre and the flowers look kind of alien. It has little or no chlorophyll, is symbiotic with a fungus that lives in the soil, and the plant has no visible leaves year round. It gets its name from the coral shaped roots.

6 Comments:

At 4:12 PM, Anonymous Mandy said...

Oh how very strange. I think that's the most unusual plant I've seen. Thn for sharing :)

 
At 4:35 PM, Blogger Wolf said...

Thats a really strange plant! Great pics!

 
At 12:32 AM, Blogger Patty said...

wow-it does look like an alien pod or something-but in a lovely way of course. :)

how long have you been taking photos?

oh, and I just noticed you added me to your links-I must go & do the same. :)

 
At 1:06 AM, Blogger siege2050 said...

I have been taking photos around 7 months so some of my pics might not be so great. Thanks for stopping by patty.:)

 
At 5:27 PM, Blogger Laurie said...

It does look alien. Very good one.

 
At 8:11 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

Wow, that's an interesting looking orchid!

 

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