The Phalaenopsis orchids I got back in November have been doing well, so I picked up a few more at an auction yesterday.1 When I took some close-ups of the ones in bloom, I discovered that I had acquired more than just orchids. The plant below is in isolation until the insecticide arrives later this week. (Click to embiggen; right-click and open in a new window to see at maximum size.)
While I had the light tent set up, I also took a picture of the Leuchtenbergia principis seedlings. They’re about two months old. The species is known as the “agave” cactus, but when it’s young it looks as alien as a mesemb. The seedlings are about a quarter-inch from tentacle tip to tentacle tip.
All these are stacked focus. The last one was assembled from 113 separate images.
Update: Now in stereo.
The label on this plant says
(Blessed ‘Walnut Valley’ HCC 76 pts
x Phal Talsuco Date ‘Max’ HCC 77 pts)
“Dtps” is the abbreviation for “Doritaenopsis,” i.e., a hybrid between Doritis pulcherrima and a Phalaenopsis. However, the genus Doritis has recently been lumped into Phaleanopsis, so the Dtps label is obsolete, and this plant is entirely a Phalaenopsis.