Hans Wigert (Swedish, b. 1932), Amaryllis, 1997. Oil on panel, 27 x 28 cm.
Grace Cossington Smith (Australian, 1892-1984), Foxgloves Growing, c.1931. Oil on pulp board, 46.5 x 36.5 cm.
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I saw this orchid (I think??) in my uncle’s yard in Puerto Rico a few years ago. Does anybody know what kind it is?
Definitely an orchid to me, but I have no clue to it’s full identity. Anyone else got a guess?
Yes, you are both correct! It is an orchid. This is definitely either the species Arachnis flos-aeris or its very widespread hybrid, Arachnis Maggie Oei. Typically these epiphytic orchid plants are around 24” tall and have scented flowers.
Arachnis is an orchid genus consisting of at least 20 species which are native to Southeast Asia and the Malay Archipelago. The interesting thing is that you found this orchid in Puerto Rico. So I am guessing it either was intentionally being cultivated or had escaped cultivation as many species typically do in the tropics.