Monday, May 23, 2011

News about flowers

This week there is news about orchids in Costa Rica. I don't have any photos of orchids handy, so I will show this flower instead.

Scientists have just announced that they have discovered 10 new species of orchids along the Costa Rica - Panama border. There are already 1,300 known species of orchids in Costa Rica. Tiny Costa Rica has 7% of the world's orchids.

Sorry not to illustrate this story with a photo of one of the flowers at our Langosta condo. I do have some orchid photos on my external hard drive, but it is not handy. I will show more orchid photos in the future.

This week we are showing photos from Villa Balbianello at Lake Como, Italy, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

10 comments:

brattcat said...

would hawaiian orchids do? i have a gazillion photos of them i could lend you. that's fantastic news about the identification of new orchids. congratulations!

JM said...

Finding blooming orchids in the jungle is an amazing sensation!

Kate said...

Since so many of our fauna and flora are becoming extinct because of the careless habits of humans, it is good news to learn of something new that has been discovered and hoping that more care is taken with this one.

Sharon said...

Well this orange flower had a wonderful "wake-up" effect for me on this Monday morning so it will do just fine for today.

Jack said...

People have probably been passing these "new" orchids for thousands of years without knowing that they had not been "discovered" and cataloged. Sorry, I don't have any orchid pix to lend you.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Costa Rica has such a large amount of fauna and flora. Great to hear about the orchids. It is amazing that scientists continue to discover new life in Costa Rica

Jarart said...

I am not surprised that there are new plants just being found. I love orchids, so look forward to seeing some of those on your external hard drive. This bright flower just made me smile!

glenda said...

Great color, you even captured a tiny ant. Love orchids had no idea so may kinds located in Costa Rica.

Lois said...

The color of this flower is so vivid!

Jacob said...

That is blinding! What fantastic color!

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