Orchids forum: What's in Bloom? July 2011

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jul 1, 2011 7:15 AM CST

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Summer is here and it is time for a new thread!
We came from here, post # 58
http://cubits.org/orchids/thread/view/57892/?offset=180#end_...

My mounted Neofinetia falcata ( Fuuran) is putting on a nice Show in the cage.
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Rodriguezia lanceolata has two spikes this year. I bought this plant some years ago mounted to a piece of Coconut shell.
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And my Octomeria grandiflora surprised me with a few cute little blooms.
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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jul 1, 2011 7:25 AM CST
Haha. We cross posted but I deleted mine. I think I should mount some of my Neos!! Looks great. Great color and so many blooms on Rodriguezia lanceolata!
Oh love the Octomeria grandiflora!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

I'm going to sneak in a mini today. Macroclinium manabinum is back in bloom! (Say that name three times!)
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jul 1, 2011 8:10 AM CST

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Thanks Kathy! Smiling
Yes, I saw the "cross-post for a fleeting second....
About mounting the Neo - I would certainly recommend to do that, since you are a "good waterer" too. This one never gets the cooler, semi dormant as always recommended for the Neos and it grows and blooms just fine under my conditions. It hangs amongst the Ascocentrums in Winter in bright sunshine.

Gotta love the Macroclinium manabinum, and my tongue is not broken yet. Smiling
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jul 1, 2011 8:27 AM CST
Hilarious!
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jul 1, 2011 4:36 PM CST
Wonderful start to the July thread but before I forget it, I wanted to say how impressed I am with Encyclia ionocentra. What a beauty!

Ursula, all very nice but my favorite is Rodriguezia lanceolata. It is putting on a wonderful show.

I'm trying to make ammends for the Brassavola David Sander photos here. Let me know what you think.

Jim
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jul 1, 2011 4:42 PM CST
Lc George Baldwin X C. Trithena has put up another spike. Looks like a triplet.

Jim
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jul 1, 2011 4:48 PM CST
I can't get enough of this NOID Phal that I picked up in Apopka for $6.00. It's a huge plant with two large spikes and an unusual flower.

Jim
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jul 1, 2011 4:52 PM CST
Clawing through the bushes, I found Miltassia Aztec 'Toni' bloominig. It's one of my oldest orchids.

Jim
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Name: bree
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bree
Jul 1, 2011 5:21 PM CST
wow love that LC. Jim lovely colours.
What are them type of flowers called? your phal.. pleriodic? or something like that. So it blooms like that everytime? great colours also.
And gotta love the red of Milt.Aztec. Jim you have so many nice bright coloured orchid flowers.
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jul 1, 2011 5:46 PM CST
Bree, thanks for the kind words. I think the word you are looking for is Peloric. Since this is a first time bloomer for me, I can't be sure if it will bloom this way again. However, there were several of these on the table in Apopka so I'm guessing it will rebloom identically. Whatever, I think it's cool.

Jim
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jul 1, 2011 7:13 PM CST
Lycaste form!! Nice one Jim. Great shots of B. Davis Sander! And the Lc George Baldwin X C. Trithena is my fav!!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jul 1, 2011 7:13 PM CST

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Jim, about the David Sander pics - my personal preference, I usually prefer seeing parts of the plants along with the bloom and I like the second picture best. ( The one with the blacker background. )
Peloric Phals - some people adore them, some hate them. They are strange, aren't they?
I like the Lc George Baldwin X C. Trithena!
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jul 2, 2011 6:32 AM CST
Thanks, Kathy. Lycaste form it is. I like it because it is different and it was a lot of plant for the money. I only saw this one among the thousands of Phals in Apopka. There were about a dozen plants like it and I chose the biggest, strongest looking one. I just wish they had the names attached.

Ursula, I know Peloric has something to do with the lip petal mimicking the other petals or something like that. Please bring me up to speed and how would I determine if mine is really peloric or lycaste or just a freak?

Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jul 2, 2011 7:10 AM CST

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Jim, I will have to read up on the Lycaste form Kathy mentions, I am not familiar with this term regarding peloria. Kathy?

But - normally an Orchid would have 3 sepals, 2 petals and a lip ( and a column). In your Phal the petals took on the shape of the lip and the bloom exhibits peloria. It is a mutation, either induced or it has occurred naturally. Since this was not the only one on the table when you bought it, I would think it will repeat and not have been caused by fleeting environmental factors.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Jul 2, 2011 1:13 PM CST
Wow You all have started July off with some great blooms!

I only have one new one, so far, but sheaths and buds coming. My new C. dowiana has finally opened this morning. Hard to get a decent pic due to the large leaf in the wayThumb of 2011-07-02/ctcarol/a18633
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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
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Ursula
Jul 2, 2011 4:48 PM CST

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Carol, I sure can see why. I love it too. It is a gorgeous Cattleya!
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jul 2, 2011 7:03 PM CST
That is so beautiful, Carol. I'm also in love! Lovey dubby
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Jul 2, 2011 7:22 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Jul 3, 2011 12:54 PM CST
Jim, I am loving that David Sander Lovey dubby
Carol C. dowiana is a real beauty...that's going on the wish list!
I came back from a mini holiday last weekend to a mess of plants blooming!
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Blc. Keowee 'Mendenhall' AM/AOS..another tasty flower! Blc. Copper Queen enjoying summer vacation and Miltassia Sheilob the peloric version.

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Blc. Hawaiin Leopard 'Mei Ling' I guess I was so smitten with this one I bought it from Marble branch and Kawamoto orchids! Here they both are in bloom.
The white one is Bc. Island Charm 'OC' a rescue plant from Lowe's last summer is just starting to open.
lindsey
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Jul 3, 2011 1:36 PM CST
Very nice, Lindsey! We seem to have similar tastes. Lovey dubby

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