This is a wild flower in south west Florida. (Ft. Myers). It's about 3/4 - 1 inch high. They appear rather sparsely on single stocks. Old flowers below and a new bub starting. I looked in my Florida books, but can't seem to find it.
SOLVED: Wild Blue Flower
I agree with Butch. A wild flower on a tree? I can't picture that hooded flower open for some reason, it sparks no familiarity.
It must be a tree right?
I must say except for the flower, the rest screamed phalaenopsis to me. LOL But I could find no orchid trees in Florida with a hooded flower.
And is that called a sepal less receptacle at the flower bottom? Now that is a bit familiar. That should be the ID tip off if it would just ring a bell.
Thanks guys. It was a small plant on the ground, maybe 2 feet high. That was the only flower and bud left on the stem. It was in the shade in moist soil.