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Culture Info for Loefgrenianthus Blanche-Amesii?

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Forrest, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    Can anyone tell me anything about this species other than what is on Jays' site?
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    This genus and this species are totally new for me and I had to look it up on Jay's site. Awesome!
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Did you find out more info on this one, Forrest? If no trouble, would you please take a closeup shot of its leaf/growth?
     
  4. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    well it is dead now. I blame everyone who didn't give me advice.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    LSS! :poke: Can you open the body bag and let me take a look at it?:D
     
  6. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    oh man. You dont want to see that. It is sad really.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Will it make you feel better if I tell you I am getting a specimen plant?:p
     
  8. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    only if you tell me that you are sending me a division.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    You can't tell the diff if I send you Max. huancabambae, can you?:D
     
  10. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    You better just send me both so I can compare them.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Forrest, only if you can honestly tell me how you killed yours.

    Someone must have this species in his/her collection. Please share your growing experience and culture info. Thanks.
     
  12. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    Ok, I can tell you exactly how I killed it. I had it in an area that was not hit by my sprinklers. No water = No live.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That is sad. You don't want to make that kind of mistake, especially to the rare ones.
     
  14. Ann

    Ann Beadin' fool

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    I don't know if this helps or not but Jay's site says another name for this is Leptotes Blanche-Amesii. Maybe working with that culture would help.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you for the suggestion, Ann.

    This species has completely different growths compared to the Leptotes. I wonder why they identified it as such...
     
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    Wow, that's one I hadn't heard of before. I also had to look it up. (now I want one-- it's gorgeous!) I wouldn't have thought "leptotes" by looking at the growths, it does look very different. There are flower similarities in general shape, but that's it. Separating it from Leptotes makes sense.
     
  17. Lika[Sweden]

    Lika[Sweden] Svenska

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    It's a rare species, a Cattleya relative. Carl Wittner mentiones it in his books. But if it's already dead, there is no need for me to go look it up...
    I'm drinking wine, and are making the next orchid magazine instead.