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  1. Jayasreevinayak

    Jayasreevinayak About my profile picture

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    IMG_20171018_113727.jpg Hi friends,

    I am from Kerala, India.By profession I am a Teacher.I am new to your community and so happy to be here. I hope to learn more about orchids and share my experience . In my garden I have only orchids especially dendrobium, which is so easy to manage and not much costly in our place. I like all varieties of Orchids and have a few among them.But I concentrate now only on dendrobium .I maintain balcony and window side gardens for my orchids.

    The images here I attached are of the portions of my balcony orchid arrangements. I set it in such a way to occupy maximum plants in minimum space but in a comfortable zone for the free growth of plants and getting sufficient sunlight.I expect your advice and support .
    Thank you
     

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  2. Steve B

    Steve B Active Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome.Your colors of the pots make for a pretty grouping and I like your tree of dendrobiums too.
     
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    Welcome to the forum and thanks for the pictures!
     
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  4. Jayasreevinayak

    Jayasreevinayak About my profile picture

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    Thank u for just have a look on it. I expect your support to share n clear the doubts here.I share a few images here.
     

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  5. Jayasreevinayak

    Jayasreevinayak About my profile picture

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    Thank u friend.I don t have enough space to grow them in natural habitat.So I have to choose light weight pots instead of clay, and made vertical ,hanging, balcony, fixed and rotating stands,wood, pvc pipes , coconut husk, a few clay pots etc for my flat garden.I have hundreds of plants majority dendrobium. But I felt all are happy and healthy.why
     

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    Welcome Jayasree
    Nice to meet you
     
  7. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Your plants look like they are doing really well. Lots of buds and blooms.
     
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  8. Jayasreevinayak

    Jayasreevinayak About my profile picture

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    Thank u .May be of suitable weather condition.But still it is raining here. Dendrobium needs bright sunlight than moth orchids. So I expect much more blooms in the coming months. Then I will send u the images.
     
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    Welcome to the forum! I look forward to seeing your dendrobiums as they come into bloom. Do you also grow any bulbophyllums? What other orchid genera are native to the Kerala area?
     
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    i don't think the plastic containers would last long. it will be consumed by time. however, nice try ;)
     
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  11. Jayasreevinayak

    Jayasreevinayak About my profile picture

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    Hi,
    I will introduce a few orchid genera native to Kerala for u. I collected these information and image from some other sources.I don t have these plants too.We belongs to western ghats region and so these may spread western ghats fully.Some rare species r in highly protected forest area and endengered too. I will introduce them later .
    1 Subtly shaded wild orchids growing on plantation trees near Devikulam, just before Munnar, Kerala. It belongs to sub species of dendrobium microbulbon. delicate-little-wild-orchids-near-devikulam-munnar-kerala.jpg

    2 .Geodorum densiflorum
    Geodorum densiļ¬‚orum (Lam.) Schltr. is an endangered terrestrial orchid


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    3.Diplocentrum recurvum
    This is also a wild one. Diplocentrum recurvum.jpg



     
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  12. PaphLover61

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    Beautiful orchids!
     
  13. Jayasreevinayak

    Jayasreevinayak About my profile picture

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    Hi
    As per our previous conversation,I present some more wild orchids native to South India (Western Ghats Orchids)here.
    1.DENDROBIUM BARBATULUM
    The Small-bearded Dendrobium (Dendrobium barbatulum) is a species of orchid endemic to southern India
    This is an Indian, small to medium sized, epiphytic species found on bushes and small trees at an elevation of 1500 meters where they recieve ample direct sun in the winter dry season which kicks off the winter and spring blooming on an in leaf-axils, stout, racemmose inflorescence arising from at or near the tip of a psuedobulb that has 8 to 15, nonfragrant white flowers. The purplish brown, tapered, curved pseudobulb is swollen at the base and carries narrowly lanceshaped leaves.
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    2.Coelogyne nervosa


    Pseudobulb subglobose to ovoid; wrinkled. Leaves 2 per pseudobulb, 6-15 x 2-2.5 cm, oblong-lanceolate, acute; petiole 2-3 cm long. Flowers white, in 8-12 cm long, 3-4-flowered raceme from the middle of leaves; bracts 12 x 19 mm, ovate, acute; dorsal sepal 26 x 9 mm, oblong or elliptic, acute, to apiculate, 9-veined; lateral sepals 29 x 9 mm, oblong-elliptic, acute, apiculate, 9-veined; petals 27 x 9 mm, elliptic, acute at both ends, 5-veined; lip 24 x 7-15 mm, ovate, acute, trilobed, side lobes, obliquely ovate.

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    Looks like an orchid wonderland to me. The photos are just terrific to see.Thanks.
     
  15. Jayasreevinayak

    Jayasreevinayak About my profile picture

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    Hi friend,
    Welcome u to this forum. I liked ur first experience with orchids!!!:eek:And I noticed ur commend regarding my plastic pots. :)I know nature lovers never encourage usage of plastic. Pls don t misunderstand me. In my village I have an orchid garden , most of the plants r in clay pots and ceramic pots of different shapes n there I have a lot of space.But here it is a city n an apartment and it is very near to the Arabian sea.U can imagine the strength of wind in such a place! Here I have balcony and window side gardens.Just beneath my flat one more family. One of my hanging garden is projected to their open space. A nature lover never can imagine his/her neighbour with a broken head!!But my plants r so happy in such pots, maybe because they r new gen.:)
     
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    Thank you for your presentation of orchids native to your region. India is so rich with plant life.
     
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    Jayasreevinayak About my profile picture

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    :)