Orchids forum: April orchids at Kew. 2011

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers Greenhouse
Ponds Keeper of Koi Forum moderator Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Adeniums Spiders!
Apr 25, 2011 6:59 AM CST


Richard, thanks so much for the wonderful Show here this morning! I love it!
The Sobralia is a true beauty! Cute little Restrepiella ophiocephala.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Apr 25, 2011 7:11 AM CST
I agree And the Maxillaria cucullata........
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
Apr 25, 2011 8:09 AM CST
Wonderful show! I couldn't pick a favorite...I love them all! Thank you so much, Richard! Lovey dubby
Name: Jo
Western Massachusetts
Charter ATP Member
Apr 26, 2011 3:23 PM CST
Wow, those are fantastic plants, and so beautifully photographed! They are all great, but I think that the Phragmipedium splendens is especially lovely!
Name: Ken
Fredericton, N.B. Canada
Apr 27, 2011 6:44 PM CST
Great looking plants Richard. I too was drawn to Phragmipedium Splendens, but was not familiar with that name but with the help of google came up with the more commonly used name of Phragmipedium Schroederae. This plant is a cross of Phrag caudatum and Phrag Sedenii.

RHS registration
Phragmipedium Splendens

Phragmipedium Schroederae note that 'Schroderae' in the RHS register is spelled without the first (e) making it very hard to search for in the registry.

I have Phragmipedium Schroderae 'Jesse' HCC/AOS but it has yet to bloom for me since I got it late last summer, great expectations though.
Name: Jo
Western Massachusetts
Charter ATP Member
Apr 28, 2011 4:08 PM CST
Great link. Given that I am a newby, this is tremendously informative!

May 1, 2011 10:56 PM CST
I am happy you all liked the latest orchids from Kew, and thank you Ironwood for the info on Phrag.Splendens. I am looking forward to what May has to offer, it is going to be a busy month for me as I now spend half my time working with Kew's cacti and succulent collection. Going from orchids to cacti is interesting to say the least!
See you in May.

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