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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Mar 17, 2014 12:14 PM CST

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How cute! Lovey dubby
Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Mar 17, 2014 12:18 PM CST
Sometimes, when one of us posts an interesting orchid, I will run the name through 'Orchidwiz' just to see if there are any updates. I never know if telling someone their name is wrong will help or offend. I know Ursula has these same concerns.

Jim
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drdawg
Mar 17, 2014 12:24 PM CST
ALWAYS a help for me. I am SO particular that all my tropical plants are properly labeled. These name changes have gotten the better of me though.
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Mar 17, 2014 12:30 PM CST

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I do, Jim.

In the meanwhile - I had picked up two corms of Pleione formosana at the North Jersey Orchid show in January. ( from Ten Shin gardens) Both had tiny tips then, so I knew they were coming out of dormancy.
I love it!! Such large blooms!
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Mar 17, 2014 12:34 PM CST
I love them too! Very nice blooms.

Jim Thumbs up
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Mar 17, 2014 12:40 PM CST
I saw some beauties this weekend, at our local Orchid show…but this one in particular made my toes curl! Just love this, and tried a DB search here for it….Zilch….Did I just miss it? Or maybe I wasn't searching correctly!? Anyway….It was gorgeous!!!

Paphiopedolum moustache
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Paph St. Swithin



Wishing now that I had let go of my wallet!!! Hilarious!

Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Mar 17, 2014 12:59 PM CST
Paph. Moustache (Paph. philippinense x Paph. Saint Swithin) was registered in 1982 by Marcel Lecoufle. It has won 28 awards and has 10 F1 offspring. I agree, very nice orchid!

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 17, 2014 1:06 PM CST
It might have been a wise decision, Tara. Paphs are really wonderful, but not the best choice for Florida, as Jim told me long ago. I didn't listen, and acquired a couple here and there, but they really do not like our hot, wet summer weather. One has died, another is hanging on but I don't expect it to bloom. Then I was given another as a gift recently, and doubt it will ever bloom again.

I'm going to try summering them inside the house, although I do not like having plants in the house.

Jim, Ursula I certainly don't mind if you find another name for one of my orchids and let me know. Have to gently tease you, Jim, for spending all that money on OrchidWiz, then you still call your favorites Schomburgkias . . . Big Grin
Elaine

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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Mar 17, 2014 1:18 PM CST
I just tried a Paph. moustache X Paph. Saint Swithin and got nothing so it is not registered.

Jim
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Mar 17, 2014 1:28 PM CST
I'm old, stubborn and set in my ways. Whistling The word Schomburgkia means something to me. The word Myrmecophila is jibberish.

Jim
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Mar 17, 2014 1:38 PM CST
I had to label three of my Schom. grandiflora plants, so went ahead and made up brand new labels - Myrmecophila grandiflora aka. Scomburgkia grandiflora. I hope everyone is now happy with me. Sticking tongue out While I was at it, I also updated the picture. Is this your "Schom.", Jim?

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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 17, 2014 1:39 PM CST
Right with you, there. Only most orchid names are gibberish to me . . . I wish the orchid geeks would get over themselves and stop re-naming things every week.

It's a "Make Work" project for orchid botanists. Rolling my eyes. If they stop messing with the names, they might have to get real jobs. Oh, well, they're employing somebody at OrchidWiz who's making money from their bafflegab, I guess.
Elaine

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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Mar 17, 2014 2:45 PM CST
Ken, no, that one is not mine but it is a beauty and I promise to hunt it down and make it mine. Mcp. grandiflora is on the emergency want list. I'll bet Raphael has it at the Plantio La Orquidea down near Elaine. Elaine, don't make a special trip but the next time you are up to Tropiflora, ask for that one.

Thanks, Jim
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Mar 17, 2014 2:58 PM CST
Hey, Ken, I found that photo on a place called Ricardo's Blog. See http://ricardogupi.blogspot.co...

Jim
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Mar 17, 2014 3:07 PM CST
Jim, I did a little looking, and have found this picture that is (supposed to be) the same grandiflora's flower. What do you think? They can't both be right, right?
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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 17, 2014 3:31 PM CST
Hm, the Tropiflora Spring festival is usually my next trip up that way. This year it's on April 4th - 6th so I may be out of town. We are on 'Baby Watch' starting pretty soon. Our daughter in Salt Lake is expecting her first offspring, due date 'the first week of April' so we're sitting around with bags packed expecting to hear any day that she's in labor. I will stay a week or 10 days after the baby arrives.

You should plan to come down and make a day trip of it, I'll bet Patty would enjoy it, too. They have live music and the Oaks Barbecue is there with great food, too. The Plantio folks always have a big display. If I'm still waiting on tenterhooks for the baby call, I'll certainly meet you there.
Elaine

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Mar 17, 2014 4:28 PM CST
That last one looks like it has some Schom. tomsoniana in the mix. Surely different from the first one.

I was just loading the truck with orchids for a talk I'm giving at the Fendig Library tomorrow at 10:30. That is downtown, just north of McDill. Anyway, I broke the spike off from the big Zygo. I hate it when that happens. It is still raining here. I wonder what the wet season will bring?

Jim
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Mar 17, 2014 8:10 PM CST
I have several really great looking plants, Jim, large and healthy.
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Mar 18, 2014 6:51 AM CST

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Elaine, I am reading about your baby watch Smiling ! Something truly wonderful to look forwards to.

Jim, we all have done it, breaking off spikes. And it hurts every time, doesn't it! Thumbs down Send some of that rain along with some warmer weather up North will you please? This has got to be the coldest, prolonged Winter since we are living here, and that is 1966.
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 18, 2014 10:18 AM CST
Sadly, our rain is now headed off to Bermuda.

So sorry about your Zygo spike, Jim! That is really awful. I broke 2in off the end of a Phal spike last week and even that hurt! Hoping it will forgive me and make a branch. In my defense, I was picking mealybugs off the spike when it snapped. Just a few in evidence right now, but as the weather warms, argh! Bugs a'coming!
Elaine

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