Orchids forum: native orchids from Argentina

Views: 2477, Replies: 13 » Jump to the end
Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
Image
ceci
Mar 2, 2013 1:55 PM CST
I grow these orchids in my garden without any special care because they are native to Argentina.
The first one is an oncidium longicornu. The blooms are very small. I grow it on a piece of branch.
The second one is an oncidium divaricatum. It has very long inflorescences. I´m holding the pot in the first picture to show you how long they are. The second photo is a detail of the flowers. I didn't take these photos this year. They were taken three or four years ago
oncidium longicornu


oncidium divaricatum
Thumb of 2013-03-02/ceci/765186

Thumb of 2013-03-02/ceci/7282ae
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
Image
hawkarica
Mar 2, 2013 3:09 PM CST
Wow, Ceci, that is quite a troop of dancing ladies there. Very nice. I would love to see more orchids that grow for you in Argentina. Please feel free to join our little group.

Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
Image
Ursula
Mar 2, 2013 6:23 PM CST

Moderator

I second that!! Those are beautiful!!
Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
Image
ceci
Mar 3, 2013 6:34 AM CST
Thank you Jim and Ursula. I'm glad you liked them.

This brassavola tuberculata is the only one in bloom in my garden

Thumb of 2013-03-03/ceci/964b08
I took the photo after a rain. You can see the water on the flower

And here another oncidium. Oncidium bifolium is the most common orchid here.


Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
Image
Ursula
Mar 3, 2013 7:48 AM CST

Moderator

I wouldn't complain at all to have these blooming in my garden. Lovey dubby
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
Image
hawkarica
Mar 3, 2013 7:50 AM CST
Veri nice, Ceci, I grow both of those here in Florida.

Jim
Thumb of 2013-03-03/hawkarica/fd0a9e Thumb of 2013-03-03/hawkarica/137747
Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
Image
ceci
Mar 3, 2013 8:56 AM CST
Thank you Ursula!
Jim, I think you have the best climate in Florida to grow orchids. Your plants are beautiful!
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
Image
hawkarica
Mar 3, 2013 12:40 PM CST
Ha! I knew I liked Ceci from the very beginning. Hilarious! If you follow these orchid threads, you will see some wonderful orchids and learn much about orchid culture, Please feel free to post your blooms on our main monthly thread. We all hope to see and hear more from you.

Jim
Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
Image
ceci
Mar 4, 2013 6:07 AM CST
Thank you Jim. I don't understand very well this Forums yet. I've seen a monthly thread but I don't have many blooms these days. Most of my orchids bloom during the Spring and we are at the end of the Summer now. Anyway, I have some photos of my plants taken when they were blooming.
In the meantime I'll show you another native orchid.
Miltonia flavescens
Thumb of 2013-03-04/ceci/1b920a
Thumb of 2013-03-04/ceci/07a977
This plant was growing on a plum tree, but the tree fell down during a storm and my husband had to cut the branches with the orchid.
Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
Image
ceci
Mar 4, 2013 4:27 PM CST
These are the blooms of my campilocentrum. It is a mini orchid. It has clusters of tiny flowers of about one millimetre wide.
Thumb of 2013-03-04/ceci/5afe80
Thumb of 2013-03-04/ceci/16dae8
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
Image
hawkarica
Mar 4, 2013 4:45 PM CST
That is a new one for me. I'll have to look it up.

Jim
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
Image
ctcarol
Mar 4, 2013 4:48 PM CST
Oh! I really like the Milt. flavscens !
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
Image
Ursula
Mar 4, 2013 5:18 PM CST

Moderator

Is the Campilocentrum tied to a tree? Cute blooms.
Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
Image
ceci
Mar 5, 2013 12:26 PM CST
Ursula, the campilocentrum is tied to a piece of tree bark.
Jim, I'm glad I showed something you didn't know. I think it must not be a common thing to do, because you have quite a collection !
Carol. I'm glad you liked the Miltonia. It grows like weed in the Province of Misiones in the North of Argentina.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Orchids forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by nativeplantlover and is called "Bumble Veronica Pink"