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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 1, 2016 7:13 AM CST

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We came from here
The thread "Our Orchid blooms in March 2016" in Orchids forum

Today is April Fool's Day and with that ( naahhhh Smiling )we are starting the new thread for the month of April.
Let me start here with these:
While the red riot will be ongoing in the greenhouse for a few more weeks, these cute little Trichoglottis also bloom for many weeks. The first one is Trichoglottis rosea v. breviracema, I had moved the plant, pot and all, a couple of years ago into this basket and it loves the humidity over the fishtank.
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I always like this one, so when I saw this Trichoglottis acutifolia at the Waldor table in February I had to buy it. It hasn't stopped blooming since. The blooms are less than a cm in size.
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Dendrobium Shining Pink opened a beautiful spike
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And the Asctm/Vanda ampullaceum looks very cute in bloom with more spikes coming along on the other side of the basket.
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Please all join in, have fun!!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Apr 1, 2016 7:30 AM CST
Unfortunately I don't have the array of orchids in bloom like y'all do, but here is an update on Mary Jo McNerney and Lemon Chiffon. Mary Jo is just about unfurled and Lemon Chiffon continues to open. I have several plants in sheath/bud and will post them on the "Anticipation" thread.


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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 1, 2016 7:54 AM CST

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Ken, I think you are doing just fine!! Lovely blooms! Lovey dubby
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drdawg
Apr 1, 2016 8:51 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.

By the way, while inventorying and putting numbers on my orchids, I have so far come across six plants I had listed as "Sold Out". They are all singles and simply got "lost" among all the plants. They now have numbers, 95-100, so I'll be able to find them if/when necessary. Hurray!
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ardesia
Apr 1, 2016 12:26 PM CST
Sounds like a plan Ken, a lot of work but a good plan.

Ursula, that Shining Pink and the Vanda sure caught my eye.

Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Apr 1, 2016 1:00 PM CST
I would worry about re-using inventory numbers. I suspect some where dow the line, that will come back to bite in the .... .

Maybe use the month and year as a suffix. Like 95-042016 (plant #95 April 2016)

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hawkarica
Apr 1, 2016 1:35 PM CST
Thanks for the nice start to the new month, Ursula. Superb as always. Let me pile on a little with some new blooms in the OC.
Brassocattleya [Bc.] Hawaii Stars 'Paradise' (Brassavola Little Stars x Cattleya Memoria Robert Strait)
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Dendrobium Lowana Nioka (Dendrobium canaliculatum x Dendrobium antennatum)
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Here is the big one, Myrmecocattleya Memoria Louise Fuchs AQ/AOS (Myrmecophila tibicinis x Cattleya bicolor). A Schombocattleya in a more perfect world.
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As long as we are still showing those red/orange Catts, here is my Cattlianthe Eva 'Poppy' HCC/AOS (Guarianthe aurantiaca x Cattleya cinnabarina) with yet another spike.
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Finally a mini Phalaenopsis Sogo Gotris (Phalaenopsis Be Tris x Phalaenopsis Sogo Manager).
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My wife got up this morning and announced she wanted a divorce. Then she crushed my blossoming aspirations by saying April Fool. Life can be so cruel. Shrug! Hilarious!

Jim
Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Apr 1, 2016 1:43 PM CST
Ursula...so many beauties in your post! I am especially loving Den. Shining Pink and the Asctm/Vanda ampullaceum...both are fabulous!
Ken, I'm not a huge fan of Phals...having been bombarded with them while I worked at Lowes...but your Lemon Chiffon is gorgeous...love that color combo! And that Mary Jo is no plain Jane either!

You may remember that I celebrated being Vanda free by buying C. intermedia 'Pine Knot' a couple of weeks ago...well it opened yesterday and I put the photo up on the Florida Orchid Growers FB site and was IMMEDIATELY corrected that it was mis tagged..

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and that it should be C. Olivia
for reference here's a photo from a few years ago of C. intermedia that I got from Kawamoto Orchids


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I HAVE to thank Jim for making this black background set up for me...I take the photos for the Tampa Orchid Club and this really makes for a more professional image...this was the first time I got to use it at home and just set it up outside with natural light.

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Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Apr 1, 2016 1:51 PM CST
Jim, your Hawaiian Stars 'Paradise' is a knock out!
Poppy will burn your eyes if your stare at it too long...really nice!
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drdawg
Apr 1, 2016 2:03 PM CST
Lindsey, you are someone else will have to tell me how/why a name change like that. Your last (great!) picture looks exactly like my C. intermedia 'Pine Knot'. I also have mine listed as C. intermedia var. alba 'Pine Knot'.
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hawkarica
Apr 1, 2016 3:05 PM CST
Very nice photos, Lindsey. I'm glad you like the black background.

Ken, we are reading this differently. There is no name change but rather a miss-labeled orchid. Lindsey tried to buy a species C. intermedia but received a C. intermedia cross called Cattleya Olivia (Cattleya intermedia x Cattleya trianae) that was tagged C. intermedia. We can't blame the boffins for this one.

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sugarcane
Apr 1, 2016 3:15 PM CST
Ken ,I believe the second lower picture is pine knot... The first was ( probably) from Carter and Holmes.. It took ' a while' for Mac Holmes to realize that he had sold lots and lots plants either in flasks or plugs with the wrong label on it. The person that commented on my post made many points as she researched the mystery. I will try and copy and paste when I get back to the desk top.. It's happy hour on the patio surrounding the orchid benches!
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drdawg
Apr 1, 2016 3:44 PM CST
OK, then mine are (perhaps) labeled correctly. Your second picture is pretty much dead-on with the flowers on mine. I still don't get the mislabeling situation. If your picture is of the Olivia, then my plants may be too. I did go ahead and look all over the web for pictures of Pine Knot, and those pictures are just like what I have seen when mine flowered and what your second picture flowers look like. Where is a link to photos of C. Olivia flowers? I would like to see the difference.
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Ursula
Apr 1, 2016 4:57 PM CST

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Lindsey, your pictures are gorgeous! Lovey dubby

Very funny, Jim!! Rolling on the floor laughing Beautiful show you have going on here! I love the Schom x Lovey dubby and your Ctt Eva 'Poppy' is very similar to my Rojo. Lovey dubby The aurantiaca is shining through on both!!
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 1, 2016 5:18 PM CST
I agree Give Patty a "good job" on the April Fool from us, Jim. Rolling on the floor laughing

The 'Poppy' is gorgeous and no matter what the name, the white ones are fabulous, Lindsey especially on the black background.

Ken, I think the first picture is Lindsey's new one 'Olivia' and the second one is the older picture she had of C. intermedia. Looks like the intermedia has a little more frilly petals?
Elaine

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drdawg
Apr 1, 2016 8:11 PM CST
OK. Thanks. Y'all shouldn't complicate things for us geriatrics. Sighing!
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Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Apr 1, 2016 8:36 PM CST
Ken, I got several interesting posts to my FB thread...one of them ( Jim Roberts from Fl. SouthCoast Orchids)said that
" There is no such thing as C. intermedia 'Pine Knot' . Even though it is so named. They all were mis labeled. "
his recollection is that it was incorrectly awarded and subsequently cloned with that erroneous name. He even took best of class with that orchid and it's wrong name at a show years ago.
Regarding my top photo..C Olivia..another person wrote that it's a primary cross between C. intermedia x trianae by none other than Veitch.....who I guess was a big deal in 1897 when it was registered....
So..I'm not sure what to call the plant that's on the bottom..the one that you have in inventory.
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drdawg
Apr 2, 2016 5:34 AM CST
How confusing. I think I will just stay with the (perhaps wrong) label, C. intermedia var. alba 'Pine Knot'. Wherever I check, that still seems to be the commonly used name. I never see the C. Olivia name.
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Apr 2, 2016 10:38 AM CST
It's one of those self-perpetuating myths. With the internet as our main source of information, if someone says it's this, then someone else picks that up and so on. Eventually you can't find the truth because it no longer exists.

Miltonia or Miltoniopsis
Neomarica or Dietes
C. intermedia 'Pine Knot' or ?

I am having the same problems researching my genealogy. If one person gets it wrong and others pick up on that and add it to their information, eventually the truth is amazingly hard to find.

The more times the wrong info is passed on, the more legitimacy it has.

Confused Daisy
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drdawg
Apr 2, 2016 11:23 AM CST
Boy, Daisy, you have really nailed all of our dilemmas related to what's put out on the world-wide web. Information can be all over the place and you have only scratched the surface. Sometimes it comes down to "pick the answer you like best". Sighing!
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