Orchids forum: our friend's orchid

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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 28, 2015 10:48 AM CST
Our friend in the Philippines, shared these photos of orchids they have growing and in bloom right now. At first I thought it is a Vanda...but when the blooms opened, it is obviously not. Researching photos online, it seems to look like a Rhynchostylis gigantea.

I find them sooo pretty..so sharing them here. Have invited him to join us here in ATP, so hoping to see him here soon.
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jan 28, 2015 1:11 PM CST
Tarev, the only Rhynchostylis I have is retusa, so I will share a couple of pictures here so you can compare.
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Jim
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 28, 2015 1:14 PM CST
Wow! That is very, very pretty Jim! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

Do you have a photo of the leaves??
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jan 28, 2015 4:28 PM CST
Here you go:
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Don't be confused by all the roots as it is hanging on a large Epi. radicans
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Name: Roberta
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901Bertwood
Jan 28, 2015 5:09 PM CST
You really would like "smellavision" for these!
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 28, 2015 5:11 PM CST
Thanks Jim! That is one big impressive 'chid! Lovey dubby
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 28, 2015 7:11 PM CST

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I agree
Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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karmatree
Jan 31, 2015 5:44 AM CST
So it has attached to the roots of another orchid? That is really neat!
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jan 31, 2015 7:57 AM CST
It's really neat unless you try to separate the two to take one off to a show. Then, not so neat.

Jim
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Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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karmatree
Feb 2, 2015 2:46 PM CST
I think you should get extra points at the show for your "barnacle" orchid. Big Grin
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