Interesting, Informational and Useful Websites (Part 7)
Below are website links that were selected for being interesting, informational and/or useful for orchid enthusiasts. Readers are encouraged to give feedback, as well as send additional website links to the webmaster. Please go to the "Feedback and About" webpage to offer feedback and other website links. The reader's input is the key to making this page helpful to everyone.
Beauty of Nature
This is a video showing the process of blooming flowers. It's not orchid-related, but worthy of viewer time. Many varieties of flowers are featured. The link comes from a FaceBook site, entitled "Beauty of Nature@ PageBeautyOfNature".
"Flower of the Holy Spirit" Orchid and Other Videos
This website provides many, many videos of unusual flowers found around the world. Some of these flowers have been referenced in previous links on EALOC's website. Especially, check out the "The Flower of the Holy Spirit" orchid.
Florid's Rare Ghost Orchids Are Getting Cut Off From Water
Ghost orchids can survive approximately three months of drought. However, recently. scientists have discovered that the times of drought have been extended in the an area where this orchid abounds. The area of concern is the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Read about the scientists concerns about the survival of this rare orchid. The photography is amazing!
Dracula Vampire Orchid
Dracula Vampira Orchid is sometimes called the Black Orchid, This Dracula Vampira Orchid grows in the heated greenhouse. Being in the purtho family this orchid blooms best with low to medium light, (Phalaenopsis orchid is bright, but not cattleya orchid) and intermediate to cool temps.
The Monkey Orchid , also known as Orchid Simia or Dracula Simia (monkey dragon), has its home in the forests of Peru and Ecuador, and it grows at about 2000 feet above sea levels. It was given its name by botanist Carlyle A. Lauren back in 1978, due to its resemblance to the funny animal. There are 118 known varieties of this orchid in Central America, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador, where half of them are located.