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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Highland Tropics Gallery, San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Highland orchids

Continuing our virtual tour of the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, we move into the high tropics gallery and notice the air become cooler around us.  The Highland Tropics gallery mimics the cooler cloud forests of tropical mountaintops, which houses many delicate high-altitude orchids. 

Highland Tropics Gallery, conservatoryofflowers.org

Photo from conservatoryofflowers.org

Here's a tiny orchid in situ on the large center display in the gallery, 
full of epiphytes arranged on a false tree. 

Below the epiphyte display, a small running water display teemed 
with ferns and mosses and added humidity to the room.

Up next: Aquatic Plants Gallery

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