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Bulb burfordiensis

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Clark, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    I bought this bulb from JEM 2 years before they closed. Friends with me laughed because it took 2 hours to decide which plant to buy. It started out with two leads. Mounted on a 8 X8 inch piece of tree fern. Grew this a little too shady previously but grew any way, didn't bloom though. This spring I moved it sit near the greenhouse roof, right above the thin leaf oncidiums. It grew up one side of the slab, I turned the slab around and it's now grown up the other side.

    I water daily if the weather permits (i.e., no rain). I water with RO water, but when I fertilize I mix half tap water with half RO for buffering. i would say its grown warm.
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  2. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    nice one.
     
  3. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Bright & warm, huh? :cool:

    Nicely done, Clark.
     
  4. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    very nice looking plant...nicel done Clark
     
  5. Home Grown

    Home Grown Hakuna Matata

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    Very nice! Thank you for the whole plant photo.:)
     
  6. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    Thanks guys. It took me awhile to figure out the cilia on the labellum. If you look at the labellum shot, the cilia grows along the two outer edges. I can only see it in bright light. There are four more spikes easing their way along.

    HG, your welcomed. You are welcome to paint it, could you say grown by Clark?
     
  7. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    That's pretty frickin nice, Clark.
     
  8. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Well done!
     
  9. Ron-NY

    Ron-NY New Member

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    very well grown Clark...a beauty!
     
  10. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    This one has opened even more. The closeup shot shows 2 of the distinguishing characteristics of burfordiensis versus granddiflorum. First is the cilia on the labellum and the second is the triangular shape of the petals.
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