Sunday, October 19, 2014

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Cattalianthe Ploenpit Fantasy 'Yellow'

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Cattalianthe Ploenpit Fantasy 'Yellow'

Friday, December 20, 2013

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Bulbophyllum forrestii

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Bulbophyllum forestii  Seidenf. 1974  (尖角卷瓣兰)






Synonyms:Bulbophyllum forestii Seidenf. 1974
Section:
Cirrhopetalum

Distribution:China, Burma, Thailand, Laos and India

Elevation:1800m - 2000m

Size:Small

Growth:Epiphytic

Number of flowers:10 per umbel
Fragrance:
No Smell
Flowering:
May to June
Sun:
Medium to Bright
Humidity:
Medium to High

Watering:High Frequency

Rhizome creeping, ca. 4 mm in diam. Pseudobulbs 1-2 cm apart on rhizome, ovoid, 2-3 cm, 1-2 cm in diam., with a terminal leaf. Petiole 2-3 cm; leaf blade oblong, 15-25 × 1.3-2.8 cm, thickly leathery, base contracted into petiole, apex obtuse and slightly emarginate. Scape from base of pseudobulb, yellowish green, densely spotted with purple, erect, to 15 cm, slender; raceme shortened, umbel-like, 10-flowered; peduncle sparsely with 3 or 4 membranous sheaths; floral bracts narrowly lanceolate, ca. 1 cm. Pedicel and ovary yellow, 1-1.8 cm. Flowers yellow, with purplish red spots on lip. Dorsal sepal ovate, concave, 7-10 × ca. 4 mm, apex subobtuse; lateral sepals lanceolate, 1.5-2.5 cm, outer surface minutely papillate, base adnate to column foot and twisted above it, their upper and lower edges connate to each other forming a lanceolate tube, apex acuminate. Petals ovate-triangular, 2-3 × 1.5-2 mm, margins irregularly denticulate, apex acute; lip recurved, lanceolate, ca. 5 mm, strongly narrowed above middle, base attached to end of column foot by a mobile joint, margin decurved and ± minutely papillate, apex obtuse. Column short; column foot curved, with free part ca. 2 mm; stelidia shortly subulate, ca. 0.5 mm; anther cap with irregularly incised margin. Fl. May-Jun.

Monday, December 9, 2013

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Bulbophyllum nasica

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Bulbophyllum nasica Schltr. 1913






Synonyms: Bulbophyllum longicaudatum J.J.Sm. 1911
Section:
Ephippium

Distribution: Pupua New Guinea

Elevation: 100m - 750m

Size: Small

Growth: Epiphytic

Number of flowers: 1
Fragrance:
No Smell
Flowering:
July to April
Sun:
Medium to Bright
Humidity:
Medium to High

Watering: High Frequency

This small, rather variable epiphytic species is probably quite common and has been recorded in several areas of the PNG mainland between 100m to 750m altitude. It grows on the lower trunks of large trees with deeply cracked bark in lowland primary rainforest or on rough-barked narrow tree trunks, branches or lianas at higher altitudes. It has a very short creeping rhizome and forms a small compact clumps of crowded pseudobulbs, seldom reaching more than 10cm across. The attractive single flowers are superficially similar to the Bulbophyllum blumei (Bulbophyllum maxillare), but are much smaller with a longer lip and lateral sepals which sometimes remain joined together below their swollen, lumpy apices. The colours are variable; the best specimens have bright golden-yellow lateral sepals which have an orange sheen; a bright red dorsal sepal which has purple stripes, a red-purple tip and violet hairs predominantly orange and brown sepals or predominantly purple-maroon sepals; both of these forms are common in the smaller-flowered plants found growing at higher altitudes. Flowering has been recorded from July - April.

O'Bryne, P. (1994). Lowland orchids of papua new guinea. (p. 424). Singapore: SNP Publishers.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

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Bulbophyllum graveolens

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Bulbophyllum graveolens Rolfe 1905


Synonyms: Cirrhopetalum robustum Rolfe,
Cirrhopetalum graveolens F.M.Bailey
Section:
Cirrhopetalum

Distribution: Pupua New Guinea

Elevation: 100m - 600m

Size: Large

Growth: Epiphytic, occasionally Lithophytic

Number of flowers: 6 - 9
Fragrance:
Pungent (like compost)
Flowering:
October - December
Sun:
Bright to Sunny

Humidity: Medium to High

Watering: High Frequency

This very large creeping species has been reported from scattered locations in PNG south of the central mountain range, always in rainforest from about 100 to 600 meters altitude. It is uncommon and is usually found only in isolated stands, growing on tree truncks of the lower and middle layers of the forest. The species has short creeping rhizome with unusually large fleshy green pseudobulbs at 3 - 4cm intervals, each with a very large leathery leaf; it is immediately recognisable even when not in flower. It forms a fairly short stout inflorescence which ends in a horizontal fan of 6 - 9 distinctive 5cm tall flowers in which the lateral sepals are joined together forming a hollow flattened tongue. The sepals and small petals are waxy yellow-green with darker green veins and numerous small red spots near their bases; internally the lateral sepals are yellow, densely covered in red spots. The small lip is deep scarlet and hairy on its upper surface; underneath it is orange with red spots. The column is yellow with red spots; the anther is bright yellow. Flowering recorded October - December; the flowers last about 2 weeks.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

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Phalaenopsis speciosa 'Randomly Purple'

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Rhyncholaeliacattleya Port of Paradise

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Monday, October 14, 2013

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Vanda Muang Thong

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Vanda Tharab Waxy

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Renantanda Kirk Hoo

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Macradenia multiflora

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Paphiopedilum Rolfei

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Friday, October 4, 2013

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Coelogyne assamica

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

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Phalaenopsis Guadalupe Pineda 'Flava'

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Bulbophyllum ecornutum

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Friday, May 17, 2013

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Dendrobium lowii

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