Orchids forum: May orchids at Kew Gardens.

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rbtkew
May 18, 2010 1:18 PM CST
Here are a few ochids that have come into bloom in the Tropical Nursery here at Kew.

The bamboo orchid, Thunia 'Alba'

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rbtkew
May 18, 2010 1:21 PM CST
Paphiopedilum rothschildianum

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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
May 18, 2010 5:13 PM CST

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Richard, thanks for posting! Very pretty!
The Thunia alba is particularly interesting, I don't think I ever remember anyone posting pictures of this one, one only reads about it.
Name: Kathy
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boojum
May 18, 2010 5:50 PM CST
I agree that one is amazing and I have never even heard of it.
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Ursula
May 18, 2010 6:02 PM CST

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The May issue of "Orchids" has a very nice article about Thunia. ( I left my magazine at Kay yesterday...) See the Orchids of the month section, I think.

rbtkew
May 19, 2010 10:59 AM CST
Thankyou both for your comments, the Thunia is lovely isn't it. I hoped to post a few more pictures as well as these two but my computer was misbehaving,so I'll try again.

Bulbophyllum dearei


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rbtkew
May 19, 2010 11:01 AM CST
Bulbophyllum skeatianum

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rbtkew
May 19, 2010 11:04 AM CST
Bulophyllum sumatranum

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rbtkew
May 19, 2010 11:06 AM CST
Laelia purpurata

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
May 19, 2010 11:15 AM CST
Wow! Great flowers!!!!

rbtkew
May 19, 2010 11:20 AM CST
Smitinandia micrantha

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rbtkew
May 19, 2010 11:23 AM CST
Paraphalaenopsis serpentilingua

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rbtkew
May 19, 2010 11:26 AM CST
side on, you can see where they get the 'serpents tongue' from.

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rbtkew
May 19, 2010 11:30 AM CST
Dendrobium thyrsiflorum.

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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
May 19, 2010 4:27 PM CST
Wonderful show! thank you for posting them.
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Ursula
May 19, 2010 5:51 PM CST

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Oh, I am so glad your computer is behaving again!! Thumbs up Beautiful and interesting posts!
The Paraphalaenopsis serpentilingua is amazing! I love it!!
The Smitinanda is adorable! Beautiful pattern on the Bulbo sumatranum. And I really need a dark Laelia purpurata lke that.
Thanks so much for posting!!
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Western MA

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boojum
May 19, 2010 6:46 PM CST
I hope someday my tiny Paraphalaenopsis serpentilingua blooms. It is now growing some roots after sitting like a lump this winter. I also really like the Bulbo sumatranum!!
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stilldew
May 23, 2010 2:02 AM CST
Thanks for sharing your amazing photos. I could look at them again and again.

Susan
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
May 23, 2010 5:55 AM CST
Me, too and I do!!

rbtkew
May 30, 2010 6:56 AM CST
I have just come back from a week in the Isles of Scilly to find there are problems with Cubits. Is this site still active?

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