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Four Scaphosepalum in bloom now

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Here are 4 Scaphosepalum species currently in bloom. S. gibberosum, lima, rapax, swertifolium. All are growing in the same conditions all within a few feet of each other. The S. rapax and gibberosum bloom pretty much year-round but the swertifolium and lima seem to have a distinct blooming season, at least for me.
    Scaphosepalum gibberosum-1000.jpg Scaphosepalum lima profile-1000.jpg Scaphosepalum rapax-1000.jpg Scaphosepalum swertifolium2-1000.jpg
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    This genus has quickly become one of my favorite of the Pleurothallids! They do very well in both of my terrariums, and some have even thrived in my frog tanks without any active air circulation. Most remind me of the face of a snake with the sepals(?) being fangs and the lip the tongue.

    Yours are all excellant. Do you grow Scaph. anchoriferum?
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Good showing. Did you get a new camera? Nice close-ups.
     
  4. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yours are all excellant. Do you grow Scaph. anchoriferum?
    No, I don't have s. anchoriferum but it is one of several that I still want to get. They are high on my favorite list, too.

    Good showing. Did you get a new camera?
    No, same old point and shoot Canon. I take a bunch and hope one turns out ok. :D
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I have a pretty big one. I'll send you a piece with the other...probably this week after New Years if that works for you.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you, Zach. That sounds great.
     
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    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Gorgeous photos of stunning plants! Well done on both counts!
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice collection.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I like that lima very much but I can't say the same to your pink swertifolium. It is a bit below average in terms of form and size.
     
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    Very nice! Good job!
     
  11. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I agree, Tom. However, I think that particular flower was old but was the only one on the plant when I was taking pictures. Here is a better photo, of a fresher bloom, same plant, from a few years ago:
    http://www.orchidsforum.com/threads/scaphosepalum-swertifolium.7102/ It is, however, a smaller flower size than I was expecting.