Aquatic Orchids?

Entangled among the water grass of the lagoon Yaxha, we found Bletia purpurea, orchids from lilac to purple red growing in the water!

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If you visit bodies of water from the Mayan areas, both from southern Mexico and the rest of Mesoamerican countries, you should put a lot of attention to find Bletia purpurea floating between the grass with its distinctive color purple or red lilac. Learn more about them in this Photo essay!

Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth
Flaar Mesoamérica
December 2018
Ing. Vivian Díaz
Lic. Flor Setina
Marcella Sarti
Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth
Editorial Design:
Lic. Andrea Sánchez Díaz


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