Thursday 11 November 2021

Do You Know Ghost Orchids? - Part 2 – Nature 14

A ghost orchid print, sold by Walmart

Previous posting (Part 1):

It is believed that ghost orchids are decreasing day by day due to many causes include:

- over collection by human
- but the most responsible is human development in state of Florida.

The development leads to destruction and changes of habitat and hydro-logical conditions.

From several sources that no nursery and garden centers sell the ghost orchids, but we can buy the seeds in some nursery centers in the Florida.

I tried to search in Walmart and Home Depot nurseries at my town, Louisiana, but nothing.

I just found the print without frame for US$ 11.99 and with frame for US$ 29.99 each piece.

Quite beautiful to hang on the wall.


One of ghost orchid pollinators, fig sphinx (credit to iNaturalist NZ).

Like other flowers, ghost orchids have pollinators as well. Four or five moths species visit orchid for pollination frequently.

Three of them are well known:

- fig sphinx (Pachylia ficus)
- pawpaw sphinx moths (Dolba hyloeus)
- giant sphinx moth (Cocytius anteus)

The giant sphinx moth has long proboscises to feed on orchid’s nectar, then pollinates the flowers.

Did you hear about ghost orchids?

Have You Seen them in Nature or somewhere else?

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  1. I don't know much about Orchids...in the wild and doesn't always appear in the flower shops. But it's a very interesting flower....
    Thank you so much for your visit. Please call again.
    All the best
    Marta Vinhais

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  2. Hola Rainbow, no coconocia esas orquídeas.
    Saludos

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  3. Madre mía!!! Qué bonitas son!!! No las había visto nunca.
    Un abrazo.

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  4. Que preciosidad de orquídeas, gracias por traerlas. Un besote

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  5. Hola, me gustan las orquídeas, he tenido muchas. No conocía estas tan preciosas. 🌺

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  6. I've never seen these types of orchids, though I remember learning about them in a movie with Nicholas Cage about a writer.

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  7. No las conozco. Que lindas son. Saludos amiga.

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    1. Thanks to visit my blog-
      Do You Know Ghost Orchids? - Part 2 – Nature 14
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      A ghost orchid print, sold by Walmart

      Previous posting (Part 1):
      - Do You Know Ghost Orchids? - Part 1 – Nature 14

      It is believed that ghost orchids are decreasing day by day due to many causes include:
      - over collection by human
      - but the most responsible is human development in state of Florida.

      The development leads to destruction and changes of habitat and hydro-logical conditions.

      From several sources that no nursery and garden centers sell the ghost orchids, but we can buy the seeds in some nursery centers in the Florida.

      I tried to search in Walmart and Home Depot nurseries at my town, Louisiana, but nothing.

      I just found the print without frame for US$ 11.99 and with frame for US$ 29.99 each piece.

      Quite beautiful to hang on the wall.

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    1. Thanks to visit my blog-
      Do You Know Ghost Orchids? - Part 2 – Nature 14
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      One of ghost orchid pollinators, fig sphinx (credit to iNaturalist NZ).

      Like other flowers, ghost orchids have pollinators as well. Four or five moths species visit orchid for pollination frequently.

      Three of them are well known:
      - fig sphinx (Pachylia ficus)
      - pawpaw sphinx moths (Dolba hyloeus)
      - giant sphinx moth (Cocytius anteus)

      The giant sphinx moth has long proboscises to feed on orchid’s nectar, then pollinates the flowers.

      Did you hear about ghost orchids?

      Have You Seen them in Nature or somewhere else?

      # Previous postings:

      - Alligator in the Nearby Neighborhood - Nature 7
      - Wild Animals and Birds in my Backyard – Nature 8a
      - Flash Flood at my Neighborhood - Nature 8b
      - First Important Step to Know Mental Illness - Healthy Life 5
      - Family Saga and Meaning to be a Good Person – Part 1 - Reading 1

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  9. I had never heard of ghost orchids. And much less saw any...
    A very interesting post, I enjoyed seeing it.
    Have a nice weekend, my dear friend.
    Kisses.

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    1. Thanks to visit my blog-
      Do You Know Ghost Orchids? - Part 2 – Nature 14
      -
      One of ghost orchid pollinators, fig sphinx (credit to iNaturalist NZ).

      Like other flowers, ghost orchids have pollinators as well. Four or five moths species visit orchid for pollination frequently.

      Three of them are well known:
      - fig sphinx (Pachylia ficus)
      - pawpaw sphinx moths (Dolba hyloeus)
      - giant sphinx moth (Cocytius anteus)

      The giant sphinx moth has long proboscises to feed on orchid’s nectar, then pollinates the flowers.

      Did you hear about ghost orchids?

      Have You Seen them in Nature or somewhere else?

      # Previous postings:

      - Alligator in the Nearby Neighborhood - Nature 7
      - Wild Animals and Birds in my Backyard – Nature 8a
      - Flash Flood at my Neighborhood - Nature 8b
      - First Important Step to Know Mental Illness - Healthy Life 5
      - Family Saga and Meaning to be a Good Person – Part 1 - Reading 1

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  10. Son desconocidas para mi y no se si en mi ciudad las hay pero preguntaré. Gracias por tu visita a mi blog.

    Saluditos.

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  11. Nunca había oído hablar de ellas.

    Saludos.

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  12. Wonderful flower! I'm your new follower. May you follow me back?
    Thanks and have a nice day!

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    1. Thanks to visit my blog-
      Do You Know Ghost Orchids? - Part 2 – Nature 14
      -
      A ghost orchid print, sold by Walmart

      Previous posting (Part 1):
      - Do You Know Ghost Orchids? - Part 1 – Nature 14

      It is believed that ghost orchids are decreasing day by day due to many causes include:
      - over collection by human
      - but the most responsible is human development in state of Florida.

      The development leads to destruction and changes of habitat and hydro-logical conditions.

      From several sources that no nursery and garden centers sell the ghost orchids, but we can buy the seeds in some nursery centers in the Florida.

      I tried to search in Walmart and Home Depot nurseries at my town, Louisiana, but nothing.

      I just found the print without frame for US$ 11.99 and with frame for US$ 29.99 each piece.

      Quite beautiful to hang on the wall.

      Delete
  13. La verdad es que no había oído hablar de ellas, se necesita mucha imaginación para ver al fantasma XD

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    1. Thanks to visit my blog-
      Do You Know Ghost Orchids? - Part 2 – Nature 14
      -
      One of ghost orchid pollinators, fig sphinx (credit to iNaturalist NZ).

      Like other flowers, ghost orchids have pollinators as well. Four or five moths species visit orchid for pollination frequently.

      Three of them are well known:
      - fig sphinx (Pachylia ficus)
      - pawpaw sphinx moths (Dolba hyloeus)
      - giant sphinx moth (Cocytius anteus)

      The giant sphinx moth has long proboscises to feed on orchid’s nectar, then pollinates the flowers.

      Did you hear about ghost orchids?

      Have You Seen them in Nature or somewhere else?

      # Previous postings:

      - Alligator in the Nearby Neighborhood - Nature 7
      - Wild Animals and Birds in my Backyard – Nature 8a
      - Flash Flood at my Neighborhood - Nature 8b
      - First Important Step to Know Mental Illness - Healthy Life 5
      - Family Saga and Meaning to be a Good Person – Part 1 - Reading 1

      Delete
  14. Es la primera vez que veo una, seran fantasma pero se ven muy bonitas. Abrazo

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  15. Thanks to visit my blog-
    Do You Know Ghost Orchids? - Part 2 – Nature 14
    -
    A ghost orchid print, sold by Walmart

    Previous posting (Part 1):
    - Do You Know Ghost Orchids? - Part 1 – Nature 14

    It is believed that ghost orchids are decreasing day by day due to many causes include:
    - over collection by human
    - but the most responsible is human development in state of Florida.

    The development leads to destruction and changes of habitat and hydro-logical conditions.

    From several sources that no nursery and garden centers sell the ghost orchids, but we can buy the seeds in some nursery centers in the Florida.

    I tried to search in Walmart and Home Depot nurseries at my town, Louisiana, but nothing.

    I just found the print without frame for US$ 11.99 and with frame for US$ 29.99 each piece.

    Quite beautiful to hang on the wall.

    ReplyDelete

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