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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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NEEDLEROOT AIRPLANT ORCHID
Threatened Florida species
This diminutive epiphytic orchid is also sometimes called jingle-bell orchid after the clusters of fruit that hang down. Found mostly on juniper and old citrus trees in hardwood hammocks, tramways, sloughs and cypress domes of central and south Florida as well as northern South America and the West Indies.
The pale yellow flowers are even smaller than the fruits and appear from August through November.