The summer is approaching. Two more weeks of work before some needed vacation time. The temperatures have been mercifully low for the season, making the cool vivarium easier to manage. This lovely Lepanthopsis floripecten is one of the lovely ochids in bloom in there at the moment. I love the long lasting flowers, looking like a delicate string of pearls glowing like gold moving slowly in the breeze. It is a warm to cool growing epiphyte from South Eastern Mexico down to Central- and Southern Tropical America where it grows at 300 to 2 400 meters. I grow it mounted in the cool vivarium, medium light, high humidity and good air circulation.
Lepanthopsis floripecten (Rchb.f.) Ames, Bot. Mus. Leafl. 1(9): 11 (1933).