Orchids forum: July's orchids at Kew

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rbtkew
Jul 16, 2010 11:56 PM CST
It's been a quiet month so far, but here are a few orchids coming in to bloom. I'll start with a couple of Stanhopea:

Stanhopea nigroviolacea

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rbtkew
Jul 17, 2010 12:00 AM CST
Stanhpoea oculata

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rbtkew
Jul 17, 2010 12:04 AM CST
S. oculata from a different angle...

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rbtkew
Jul 17, 2010 12:18 AM CST
An interesting little orchid, Cyconoches peruvianum

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rbtkew
Jul 17, 2010 12:21 AM CST
...a closer look at the flower. I am still not sure what or how this is pollinated.

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rbtkew
Jul 17, 2010 12:24 AM CST
Polystachya galeata.

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rbtkew
Jul 17, 2010 12:29 AM CST
Bulbophyllum facetum x lobbei

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rbtkew
Jul 17, 2010 12:35 AM CST
Bulbophyllum Elizabeth Ann....

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rbtkew
Jul 17, 2010 12:40 AM CST
I love this little beauty.

Phymatidium delicatulum

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rbtkew
Jul 17, 2010 12:42 AM CST
Dendrochilum magnum

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rbtkew
Jul 17, 2010 12:44 AM CST
Jumellea arborescens

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rbtkew
Jul 17, 2010 12:54 AM CST
Polystachya dolichophylla

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rbtkew
Jul 17, 2010 1:00 AM CST
...and I'll finish for now with this happy looking couple.

Paphiopedilum delenatii x malipoense.


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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jul 17, 2010 5:13 AM CST
OMG, these are wonderful (as always)!!! I especially love Phymatidium delicatulum, Jumellea arborescens, and the happy couple. Lovey dubby And the Stanhopea oculata which I have but has never bloomed for me. Cyconoches peruvianum is so unusual! Thumbs up
The photo contest starts today Richard!!! I hope you will enter some of your photos!! Thanks once again for posting from Kew. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jul 17, 2010 3:13 PM CST

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Richard, this is a SHOW!! Every one is a Gem and I thank you for taking the time to post.
One of each please! Lovey dubby
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jul 17, 2010 4:50 PM CST
I agree
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Jul 17, 2010 5:41 PM CST
Wow, Richard!
The Stanhopea looks like carnival in Rio!
How large is the Dendrochilum magnum? Very dramatic and beautiful..thanks for sharing!
lindsey
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Jul 19, 2010 7:29 PM CST
Stanhopea nigroviolacea is amazing, AMAZING!!! I want to come to Kew right now! Smiling
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jul 19, 2010 9:27 PM CST
I was just reminiscing about being at Kew, must be 10 years ago. I was hardly into orchids then! I don't think I will ever be there again. That's why your posts are so precious to me, Richard. How wonderful to see what is happening there every month!!

rbtkew
Jul 22, 2010 12:59 PM CST
Thank you all for your kind comments.

Sugarcane: the Dendrochilum is in a 30cm (12inch) basket.
boojum: I have a blog on the Growsonyou website, http://www.growsonyou.com/rbtkew/blog on which I show Kew throughout the year.Kew is a fantastic place to work and I like to share the sights and plants I see daily.You can tell me what has changed since you were last there!

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