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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Apr 23, 2020 7:39 AM CST
Thanks, Joshua. Time will tell, but to tell you the truth, I probably will ultimately simply sell the remaining four for for $20 and call it a day. I have hundreds of orchids that love the climate, so those are what I care (more) about.
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Name: Joshua
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Australis
Apr 24, 2020 3:16 AM CST

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I've now had a chance to take photos of my Cym. erythraeum var. erythraeum f. album. It's flowering early (about 6 to 8 weeks early!), no doubt due to our crazy Melbourne weather and the weird microclimates around our house (one of my lowianums is spiking and it is way more advanced than it should be at this time of year).

This seedling is a selfing of 'Lois', which is one of the few alba forms of the Indian variety that I know of in the country (owned by a fellow Victorian grower and Cym. species enthusiast). Barrita Orchids in NSW must have ended up with a flask of the seedlings, as that is where mine came from (bought it about a year ago). This is its first flowering; in future, as it matures (and if I can give it more light), I would expect around 13 to 15 flowers on the spike (it has 8 this time).

It is scented, though not as strongly as its Chinese relative, Cym. erythraeum var. flavum (nor the seedlings I have which are the cross of the two varieties). It also has a very low-arching spike, as opposed to var. flavum, which has a high-arching spike.



I am already scheming about the crosses I want to make using this beautiful species!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Apr 24, 2020 4:13 AM CST
Gorgeous flowers, Joshua.
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Name: Joshua
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Australis
Apr 24, 2020 4:30 AM CST

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Thank You!
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BigBill
Apr 24, 2020 4:39 AM CST
Oh man! You are so lucky that some one put that beautiful fence up so you could hang your beautiful Cymbidiums from it!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious!
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ardesia
Apr 24, 2020 5:01 AM CST
Such unique and stunning flowers Joshua. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: Joshua
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Apr 24, 2020 5:45 AM CST

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Ha ha, Bill! I just used the new(ish) fence between me and my neighbours as a clean backdrop for most of the photos. Bit easier to see the flowers against it than against the vegetable garden or my messy carport!

Thanks for the comments, all Smiling
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Name: Gina
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Gina1960
Apr 24, 2020 6:18 AM CST
Joshua those are really cool! My supermarket (Lowes dead rack rescue) Phals are finally putting forth a decent effort
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I am not over-enamored of Phals for the most part unless they are really neat, like my variegated ones
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but for the fact that they usually bloom pretty easily
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Name: Cheryl Miller
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troublesmom46
Apr 24, 2020 6:33 AM CST
Beautiful Gina! Hurray!
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 24, 2020 6:52 AM CST

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Joshua, such beautiful blooms. Those yellow markings are adorable! Lovey dubby

Gina, Phals love your Jungle! Smiling Lovey dubby You have the perfect environment for them!
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Name: Gina
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Apr 24, 2020 7:04 AM CST
Thanks!
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Name: Joshua
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Apr 24, 2020 7:04 AM CST

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Gina, I wish I had your jungle setup! I imagine it must be quite relaxing in there.
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Name: Gina
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Gina1960
Apr 24, 2020 9:35 AM CST
It has its moments. I love it when things are going well, hate it when I find BUGS!
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Apr 24, 2020 11:56 AM CST
Joshua, That Cym. is gorgeous! The shape and the markings are unique.
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 24, 2020 1:26 PM CST
Love that, Joshua. Did anybody else see the dragon's head in the lip there?
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BigBill
Apr 24, 2020 1:49 PM CST
Oh Elaine, fantastic with that Dragons Head!! This social distancing has certainly fined tuned your powers of observation!
I love it!!
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ardesia
Apr 24, 2020 1:50 PM CST
Me too Lovey dubby . The colors are so clear and that yellow just pops off the white.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 24, 2020 10:13 PM CST
I think it's the child care that has honed my imagination, probably. Dragons and unicorns are rather popular beasties around this house.
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Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Apr 25, 2020 6:38 AM CST
Oh goodness Joshua, your Cyms in bloom are gorgeous! I especially love the Cym. erythraeums...with their very distinctive form. Lovey dubby
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Name: Ursula
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Apr 25, 2020 6:45 AM CST

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Elaine, Dinosaurs are next! Thumbs up

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