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DragonsEye

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A new plant for me. Got it at an orchid show in February.
Chiloschista viridiflava

Chiloschista lunifera full plant.jpg Chiloschista lunifera flowers.jpg



 
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I love those! First time I ever saw one, I thought it was dead with just it's roots remaining. Thanks for posting!
 
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It looks amazing. Those are one of my favorite orchids.

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I don't know much on orchids so could someone please tell me how in da' heck this is possibl
 

DragonsEye

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I believe (in nature) they live high up in the tall tree canopy where they receive a ton of sun . . . right?

Not necessarily. From photos I've come across, they don't seem to be that high up in a canopy.
Even the ghost orchid -- a rather famous orchid native to the US -- does not live high up in the tree canopy. Instead, it lives on the side of tree trunks often getting some shade during the hottest part of the day. The Chiloschista may be similar. Here's a link to one habitat photo I came across ..... https://ljunggrens.org/wp-content/gallery/in-situ/Chiloschista-viridiflava-2-Katai.jpg and another one https://i.pinimg.com/originals/45/e8/25/45e82575237853916b238d2948f60b68.jpg ... seems almost more like scrub land.
 
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It looks like it is attached to a cedar of a sort. Cedars provide a good amount of shade with its leaves.
 
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