Brooklyn Orchids

Orchid of the Week: Ludisia discolor

My mom, also a fan of orchids, gave me a suggestion for this week’s featured orchid: Ludisia discolor, also known as the jewel orchid. This orchid is actually terrestrial, as opposed to many well-known orchid genera like Phalaenopsis, which are epiphytes. Ludisia blooms are small and white with a sunny yellow center, as evidenced by this lovely photo:

Ludisia discolor
Photo credit: Luiz Felipe Varella, Flickr

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