Orchids forum: April orchids at Kew

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rbtkew
Apr 6, 2010 12:26 PM CST
I'd like to show you all some of Kews orchids as they come into bloom during April. I hope you like them as much as I do.

I'll begin with Chysis bractescens

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rbtkew
Apr 6, 2010 12:31 PM CST
Cypripedium formosanum

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rbtkew
Apr 6, 2010 12:32 PM CST
...again, a little closer.

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rbtkew
Apr 6, 2010 12:38 PM CST
Dendrobium chrysotoxum

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rbtkew
Apr 6, 2010 12:47 PM CST
Gongora truncata

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rbtkew
Apr 6, 2010 12:50 PM CST
Sarcochilus hartmannii

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rbtkew
Apr 6, 2010 12:52 PM CST
...a little closer.

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rbtkew
Apr 6, 2010 12:56 PM CST
Bletia patula

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rbtkew
Apr 6, 2010 12:59 PM CST
Cymbidium madidum

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rbtkew
Apr 6, 2010 1:02 PM CST
Laelia sp.

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rbtkew
Apr 6, 2010 1:08 PM CST
not a good picture of this fabulous orchid,Angaecum sesquipidale. We have more coming into bloom so I'll try to do better next time.

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Name: Laurel
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Maypoplaurel
Apr 6, 2010 3:40 PM CST
The photos are magic! That Cyp. is surreal. Thanks.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Apr 6, 2010 5:07 PM CST
That Cyp. is amazing! Love the Laelia sp. too.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 6, 2010 6:48 PM CST

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Richard, just beautiful! It would be hard to pick a favorite!
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Apr 7, 2010 1:22 PM CST
Oh, Richard, thank you so much!! That Laelia sp. is so different!! Gorgeous clump of Cypripedium formosanum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hurray!

rbtkew
Apr 17, 2010 11:32 PM CST
A few gems that came into bloom last week. I'll start with Aerangis stylosa...a highly fragrant madagascan...

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rbtkew
Apr 17, 2010 11:37 PM CST
Dendrobium helix: amazing petals...

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rbtkew
Apr 17, 2010 11:40 PM CST
...taken from above...

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rbtkew
Apr 17, 2010 11:44 PM CST
... not a good picture of Pleurothallis tubala

rbtkew
Apr 17, 2010 11:49 PM CST
...slightly more in focus, Cattleya schroderae...

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