Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Lankesterella ceracifolia

This plant is tiny!  The rosette of leaves, which is itself rather unusual, is only 4 cm across and the tiny flowers are 5 mm long.  The flowers bloom three or four to a spike and bloom successively in the spring.  The species is from Argentina and Brazil and is named after a famous naturalist and orchid collector, Charles H. Lankester.