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Maxillaria tonsbergii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Dale, Nov 10, 2008.

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  1. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    IC grower. Flowers are wonderfully scented and 5 3/4" tall.


    maxtonsbergXTi.jpg maxtonsbergcloseXTi.jpg maxtonsbergside.jpg
     
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  2. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    that is awesome. Man I wish I had the space for this genus.
     
  3. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    You do. Some of the Brazilian 'pincushion' maxillaria are only 2" tall. They don't have 6" flowers, though.
     
  4. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    Great looking pictures of a cool flower Dale
     
  5. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    that lip makes me feel dirty:D
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Dale grows this intermediate. It also does well in a fairly extreme range. I grow mine with Laelia anceps, but with less light. A 42 F minimum night in the winter is normal, but it did survive an week of 32 nights a few years ago. It takes the extremes in summer where 90 is not unusual a couple times a week, though it does cool down to the 50's at night.
     
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    DukeBoxer Active Member

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    Very nice!
     
  8. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Hooray! I love this species!
     
  9. vmijct

    vmijct Clif

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    I really like this species. Never seen this one before.
     
  10. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    Thanks for that info Marni. This one sounds like a good candidate for my atrium.
     
  11. Tracey

    Tracey Interloper

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    Damn, I wish I was on the right continent to beg you to trade. I've got a Sharry Baby in spike I could swap you for it :D
     
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    Oh...I need one of those, LOL...going to the top of my Maxxie wish list