Current & recent bloomers

tucker_sp(Z4 MN)April 20, 2008

Greetings, fellow orchid lovers -

I have not been able, because of the old "circumstances beyond my control" to spend as much time on Gardenweb or, indeed, with my plants as I would like lately. Still, I have some things blooming that might interest you. The first three are growing with the philodendron, etc., in the kitchen window, and are shown below:

First, Dendrobium sulcatum:

Second, Lycaste cochleata:

And third, Dendrobium bellatulum - one of the truly ugly orchid plants - the pseudobulbs look like they were regurgitated by an owl - but the flowers are beautiful:

Nice to come in for breakfast and see them in the morning light. The next two are of Oncidium auriferum. There's nothing really exceptional about it - large numbers (about 80) of small, bright yellow, nicely fragrant flowers. The thing is that I've never seen an actual picture of it anywhere.

Whole inflorescence:

Closeup (difficult because the flowers are packed so closely together):

Dendrobium rhodostictum - these flowers opened in late October, so they won't last much longer:

Next, one of my two monster Phaius tancarvilleae (sp.?) plants in front of the living room fireplace. Too many pictures & tchotchkes on the mantel for a good picture:

Phaius closeup:

Finally, Oerstedella calageria - the flowers are no bigger than 1 cm, but it makes up for that by producing lots of them. 1 of 3 inflorescences:

And a closeup:

I hope that a few pictures of orchids not seen on this forum very often will be enjoyed - I certainly enjoy growing them and seeing them in my house.

Tucker

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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

Beautiful! Great growing is evident - I am a huge fan of those nigrohirsute dends - your bellatulum is gorgeous....and that Oerstedella is really cute! How tall does the plant get? Thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   April 20, 2008 at 10:51PM
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picotee_sofl(Z10)

Wonderful, Tucker. Too bad you aren't here more often to share more of your less often seen bloomers. Especially like the dends (owl regurgitation? That's a hoot! LOL) The oerstedella is very cool, too. Good growing!

Marci

    Bookmark   April 21, 2008 at 7:26AM
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sambac(z10fl)

Your Dend are way too cool! Love the Oerstedella - what a lovley shape!

    Bookmark   April 21, 2008 at 8:09AM
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Charm(Z8 TX)

Good growing!~Charm

    Bookmark   April 21, 2008 at 9:58AM
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