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Orchids of Summer: Leptotes bicolor

Leptotes bicolor, color

Here's another orchid currently in bloom: Leptotes bicolor. It's a miniature, with flowers approx. 2 cm tip to tip, and a native to Brazil, Paraguay, and other areas of South America. I understand that the seed pods of this species have been used in past as a substitute for vanilla (also from the seed pods of another orchid). Many sources say that L. bicolor is fragrant, however so far this has not been the case with my plant. Nonetheless, it does produce handsome flowers imho. I hope you will agree.

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