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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Pawpaw, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Pawpaw

    Pawpaw Well-Known Member

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    Hi to all members my name is Eric Beltarme, I live in North Queensland, Australia. Age 70, married, one daughter and two grand kids. My favourite family is Bulbophyllum of which I have around 400 species plus a number of hybrids. I also grow and hybridize Spathoglottis. I also have a number of other species including Aerides of which I have made a number of hybrids

    Pawpaw
     
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    JohnF New Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum, Eric!
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome.

    Wow, 400 species of Bulbophyllum. I would love to see that impressive collection. I hope we see glimpses of them in postings.
     
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    Welcome, I echo Kelly's wish to see some of your vast collection.
     
  5. Pawpaw

    Pawpaw Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the joining wishes. I will do some postings soon. I used to be a member of Orchids On Line and did a lot of postings there but it has now folded. Looking to do some postings soon.
    Eric
     
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    Kipper CoffeeCoffeeCoffee... Supporting Member

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    Hi Eric, and welcome. Post, post, post!
     
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    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    Four hundred Bulbophyllum species? <<Ricardo fans himself strongly>> That is something!!
     
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    Welcome Eric, it's good to see you here and to share your knowledge and many of the images I know you have.

    B.
     
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    Pawpaw Well-Known Member

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    Shadehouse.JPG Shadehouse1.JPG Shadehouse2.JPG Shadehouse3.JPG
     
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    Pawpaw Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I have just posted 4 photos of one of my shade houses in reply to Cove Lady and Kelly W.
    I was going to write something with the photos but I think they were uploaded without my comments so the reason for this post.
    I will get the hang of it with a few more tries.

    Pawpaw
     
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    Pawpaw Well-Known Member

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    I have had this Bulbophyllum for some time and have tried to get a name for it when recently a friend of mine, Jim Cootes to whom I sent photos of the flower for an ID sent me a pdf from Orchideen Journal stating that he and Mark Arcebal Naive had just named it as a new species. Naming it Bulbophyllum schaiblei.

    Pawpaw Bulb. schaiblei 1.JPG Bulb. schaiblei 2.JPG
     
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    Very nice orchid!! I need one of these!
     
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    Chris.c147 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum, and wow that is an impressive collection of Bulbophyllum species. Also my favorite genus.
     
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    You have a very nice collection and a great set up. Glad to have you on the forum!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice set up! Is the top covered with just shade cloth or is there a water barrier also?
     
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    Pawpaw Well-Known Member

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    Hi Marni, no the shade house is all 80% black shade cloth, sides and top. Just in case you are not sure of my weather, winter I can get up to a dozen frosts a year but normally the mornings are around 10 to 14 degrees but our summers can quite often reach over 40 degrees Celsius Eric
     
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    Pawpaw Well-Known Member

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    Hi Marni, I have just seen that you will be in Perth WA in August. My wife and I will be there also. It will be nice to meet up with you. Will you be bringing any flasks for sale with you?
    Eric