Miniature show-off

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Just opening in our terrarium on the first day of 2015 is a spray of flowers on Sigmatostalix amazonica, a miniature orchid from the Amazon. It is related to oncidiums. Its brown and yellow coloration is typical of many "dancing lady" oncidiums. This little one has an extended, arching column that hovers over two cavities of fluid. It is barely 1/2 inch long and wide.