Today’s entry was written by Bryant:
This primarily epiphytic (sometimes lithophytic) member of the Orchidaceae is native to evergreen forested areas in a number of different African nations. Diaphananthe pellucida grows at elevations between 600 and 1800 meters (~2000-6000 feet). Plants are commonly located in moist pockets on tree trunks and branches. The flowers typically measure about 2cm (.7 inches) across, and occur abundantly on long downward-drooping racemes (20-50cm). More photographs of this species in its native habitat can be found via the species page for Diaphananthe pellucida on the Tropicos website.