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Crystal bell orchid (Didymoplexis pallens)

Crystal bell orchid (Didymoplexis pallens) is a species of plant in the Orchidaceae, terrestrial mycotrophic orchid, leafless, having a fleshy rhizome, single and erect stem, 6-25 cm tall, branched, cylindrical and white or cream in color.

D. pallens has white, trumpet-shaped flowers with sepals and petals similar in size and shape and fused about half the length, 6-8 mm long, 8-10 mm wide.

Dlium Crystal bell orchid (Didymoplexis pallens)


The labellum is wedge-shaped, 6-7 mm long and 9-10 mm wide with the sides curved upwards. There were two or three rows of callus along the midline of the labellum.

Crystal bell orchid grows in the shade, under clumps of bamboo, moist soil and black clay deposits. Plants appear during the first rains of the rainy season or at the end of the season. Flowers open only one day. The emergence of this orchid is triggered by the right and balanced symbiotic relationship with microorganisms.







Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gastrodieae
Subtribe: Gastrodiinae
Genus: Didymoplexis
Species: Didymoplexis pallens

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