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Some random bloomings

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by rollinkansas, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. rollinkansas

    rollinkansas Active Member

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    Thanks guys. Paul, I dont have a fan in the tank...I dont regulate or check humidity besides keeping a piece of glass on top of the tank. As for temps, I dont check those either...living in NY my room temps are always in intermediate range so I never worry.
     
  2. piotrm

    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    love this Salpistele!
     
  3. rollinkansas

    rollinkansas Active Member

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    Scaphosepalum rapax..hard to get a good shot since the bloom is so heavy compared to the stem that it is drooping down.

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    Plant is quite far from the bloom
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  4. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That is interesting. My S. rapax spikes are about 1/4 or less of that length. It must be a function of light or clonal differences.
     
  5. rollinkansas

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    I think it must be light as this piece was from you. Interestingly enough, while not in bloom, the Dendrobium dichaeoides from you is also "morphing" as you can see the old more compact leaves are dying off, and the new growths are more thin and spread out.

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  6. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I went out and looked at mine. Most of the inflorescences, after multiple successive blooms, are about 3-4 cm. Between the successive blooms the inflorescence only elongates about 2-3 mm. I'm assuming that means I'm growing it substantially brighter than you are.
     
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    That is very possible as I am only growing under a single regular shoplight (which should probably be replaced).
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I grow mine in rather low light and the spikes are as short or shorter than Kelly's.
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    A but off topic but at least you have what appears to be the true Den. dicheioides (spell check). After reading the article in the most recent OD about the species a big difference compared to limpidum is the persistent dead leaves. Apparently dicheioides is much more uncommon. Ok back to rapax lol.
     
  10. rollinkansas

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    Some new ones...
    Pleurothallis sp. Agua Verde, Peru..if anyone has any guesses on ID for this, let me know.
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    Cant take credit for these next three as I just went and hand picked them from J&L already in bloom.

    Platystele pubescens
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    Pleurothallis segregatifolia
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    Salpistele parvula..not sure if its fully open or not
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice blooming, Mike. Is your new Rubbermaid tank up and running?
     
  12. rollinkansas

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    Yep, I think its been up for a month so far...having decent results at first glance, but I guess well really see in a few more months how everything else is doing. I moved about 1/3 of the plants in there, every week I move in another 3-4 plants. With some recent orders, it will probably fill up quicker than expected.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That Salpistele parvula is neat plant. Do you have S. brunnea?
     
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    Yea, the brunnea blooms really well for me, and I really enjoy the flower on that one...I think I posted the bloom shot somewhere in this thread.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Can you tell the difference between the two? Did the S. parvula flower open up more?
     
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    I just checked them now and it still looks like the photo. Hopefully tomorrow they will open up more.

    Visually the brunnea leaves are about twice as wide as the parvula. Ill do side by side flower shots if I am able to.
     
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    Wow, it is even smaller than brunnea? That is very tiny. Please do show us a photo ans update if you can.
     
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    love this Salpistele brunnea - superb!
     
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    Hi Tom, Here is the foliage shot side by side...brunnea on left, parvula on right.
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  20. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the photos, Mike. Now I can see the plants have some differences....
    I do have a nice S. brunnea now, blooming year round(sequential bloomer), Love it! and this S. parvula will be on my list...
    Did the flower of your S. parvula ever open fully?