Isabelia pulchella - hot pink flowers on a miniture plant with needle-like leaves

 Isabelia pulchella ‘Marisa’
(aka Neolauchea puchella)
     These little treasures are native to Brazil. These are members of a small genus that also includes virginalis and violacea (fmr. sophronitella). They have needle-like leaves on tiny pseudobulbs and “creep” along, rooting beautifully on cork plaques. Our flower picture doesn’t do it justice --- the flowers open wide (they’re about dime-size) and are quite long-lasting. Unusual little orchids.