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Name: Steve
Perth, Western Australia
Cactus and Succulents Cat Lover Vermiculture Region: Australia Hybridizer
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Hillsepicacti
Nov 15, 2017 8:41 AM CST
Hi orchid aficionados,
I'm not one of you!
However I do have this weird one that has been neglected for a while and is now blooming, albeit with somewhat average blooms. It looks strange so I was wondering basically what the devil it is?
Should I bin it ,keep it, give it away ,or sell it for a kings ransom!...Ha Ha.
Any help would be welcome.
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Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Nov 15, 2017 5:24 PM CST
Hi Steve,
I hope one of the Admins will move this to the orchid thread where one of the more experienced members will be able to give you some advice .
lindsey
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Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Australis
Nov 15, 2017 5:33 PM CST

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Hi Steve,

The first thing to do is to try to get an ID on it before deciding what to do. I certainly wouldn't throw it out, but you may decide you want to keep it or sell it/give it away, depending on what it is (of course, if you like it, you can always keep it and try to improve its growing conditions).

@Ursula, @BigBill, @hawkarica, @drdawg - do any of you recognise this cultivar? It looks familiar but I can't place it just at the moment.
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Name: Bill
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BigBill
Nov 15, 2017 5:38 PM CST
It looks like a Bifrenaria.
I am familiar with two species harrisoniae and inodora I think it is. Not sure how many species there are but they are related to Lycastes I believe and prefer good light and humidity.
There has been some hybridizing done.
Hopes this helps.
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Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Australis
Nov 15, 2017 5:53 PM CST

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There's 21 species in the database, but only photos of one selected clone:

https://garden.org/plants/brow...
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Nov 15, 2017 5:57 PM CST
I would certainly keep it, since you did such a wonderful job blooming it! Isn't that the Orchids which grows pretty much only on that famous mountain with the Jesus statue in Rio de Janeiro?
Name: Steve
Perth, Western Australia
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Hillsepicacti
Nov 15, 2017 8:53 PM CST
Thank you everyone for all the input.
I'm surprised it isn't a common variety so I will be keeping it.
The reason it's blooming quite heavily is using the old epiphyllum logic for getting things to bloom.
Either pamper 'em or torture 'em! This is in the latter category.
Whoa I love this bit Ursula!... "grows pretty much only on that famous mountain with the Jesus statue in Rio de Janeiro?".
I'm feeling somewhat holy!
Also surprised there is an Aussie, Joshua as "Plants admin"... and G'day to you!
I'll pencil it in as a Bifrenaria...that sounds impressive!
Cheers to you all and if you ever need an Epiphyllum ID'd ask me!
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Irises
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Australis
Nov 15, 2017 8:59 PM CST

Plants Admin

G'day to you too, Steve! I must admit that I missed your location initially. Good to see another Aussie - there are quite a few of us on the site now that I am aware of.

I generally work in the orchid section of the database, but don't have the wide range of experience with genera that some of the other members do (I grow Cymbidiums). If you have questions about a particular entry or find one missing (there's a lot that aren't in the database yet), please let me know - more than happy to help.
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Name: Steve
Perth, Western Australia
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Hillsepicacti
Nov 16, 2017 8:11 AM CST
Cheers Joshua,I have managed to steer a few aussie epi growers onto this great site, and apologies Lindsey for posting in the wrong section.
I looked for 'orchid blooms for november' but couldn't find it (I'm not good at navigation!)..
Unfortunately orchids are just 'not my thing'. I only have the odd one left ...after I thought it was a while ago....before I fell in lust with epis!
Thanks again everyone.
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Australis
Nov 16, 2017 3:50 PM CST

Plants Admin

You didn't really post in the wrong section, Steve. It was more that threads in the Orchids forum ( https://garden.org/forums/view... ) tend to be more visible than those attached to articles.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Nov 16, 2017 5:18 PM CST
Steve, btw many Cymbidiums and Epiphyllum hybrids can easily be grown together...... Smiling
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Irises
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Australis
Nov 16, 2017 5:35 PM CST

Plants Admin

There's actually a few Orchid nurseries over in Perth, Ezi-Gro being one of them. They have a large range of Cymbidiums, if you're interested....
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Name: Steve
Perth, Western Australia
Cactus and Succulents Cat Lover Vermiculture Region: Australia Hybridizer
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Hillsepicacti
Nov 16, 2017 7:23 PM CST
", btw many Cymbidiums and Epiphyllum hybrids can easily be grown together".
Ursula,I presume you don't mean in the same pot!
Yes I have the odd Cym amongst my epis but am going to give them away soon as I just can't look after them.
I'm trying to concentrate on just the one Genus...Epiphyllum.
Joshua I have been to Ezi-grow and a few other orchid nurseries here over the years. They have gone from being a rarity to being widely grown these days. Whoa there are a lot of 'em too!
No Epi nurseries anymore in Perth, tho we do have a very successful society...the only one in Oz now!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Nov 16, 2017 9:13 PM CST
No, not in the same pot. But perhaps being subjected to some cooler temperatures in the Fall side by side.

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