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Encyclia tampensis

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Harvey south florida z10b, May 10, 2020.

  1. Harvey south florida z10b

    Harvey south florida z10b Well-Known Member

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    I have several encyclias in bud. This is the first enc. to open. Tampensis is natural to the southern half of Florida. This plant lives on a palmetto tree in my yard. When they all open it is quite a show. My favorite for Florida species. I will post again as the flowers open.
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  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Oak Island NC
    When I was first starting out with orchids, I picked one up at the farmers market south of Atlanta. It was obviously a wild-collected plant, growing on a branch. It was probably the oldest plant in my collection (20 years) when I lost it and the rest of my collection to the “big freeze” in 1994.