Draculas, the orchids that I used to work with, flower primarily in the super rainy season. We use to walk from Saguangal and our base there was Don Pepe's farm. After all these years the logistics changed an now you can enter through El Chontal and it will save you half of the miserable mud trail, but no worries, it will make your soul and legs stronger, you will experience it anyways! Back in the days there was only Flora a beautiful white mule that has been retired from business and probably now in another dimension. Last time I saw her she was lying on the sun and enjoying her retirement next to the banana field. Now four perky mules carry most of the lucky researchers.
In 2008 we visited Los Cedros again so I can collect Scaphosepalum digitale, S. dodsonii, S. ophidion and Scaphosepalum beluosum. You know that you start to get closer to the station when you start to find these creatures.
Scaphosepalum digitale and S. dodsonii often live in the same trees and some times in the same branches. Scaphosepalum beluosum is also very common and I have seen some of the most incredible plants of this species with pending inflorescences that reach half a meter in size. Los Cedros has the dark purple form of S. beluosum and the yellow almost white form living right next to each other and of course the common form that is yellow with purple spots.