|Original Oil on Panel, 24" x 20"
American Orchid Society - Director of Education Note:
Found in southern Mexico southward to Panama epiphytically in scrub cloud forest and the pine-oak-Liquidambar forests that cover extensive areas
of the region. This forest occurs in a karstic area with moist microhabitats in sinkholes and dolines, forming a complex mosaic with the mountain
rain forest. These pine-oak-Liquidambar forests are rich in epiphytes and the tree branches are often covered in tank Bromeliads and orchids. Now
known as Rhynchostele bictoniensis, this delightful cool-growing species has a long and checkered history with regard to its name but molecular
genetic analysis places it rather far removed to Odontoglossum.
|Angel Wings is framed and floated on a dimensional oil painting on panel executed by the artist.
The inspiration for this work is another masterpiece of the hybridizer’s art. Two closely related but geographically widely separated genera have
been brought together to achieve a depth of color and balance of symmetry pleasing to the eye.