bulbophyllum frank smith 'vera cruz hcc/aos

orchidnickJuly 7, 2013

A cross between caranculatum and lobbii. Illustrates how sometimes the award and the clonal name can make a huge difference. Austin Creek sells the regular Frank Smith for $18 and the Vera Cruz for $50. A look at the 2 photos shows the difference at:

http://www.austincreekorchids.com/ZHybrid.htm

I got the plant in trade, doubt if I would have paid $50 for it. It comes from the pot on the right, 2 more spikes coming from a relatively small plant. Sign of good work ethics, once the plant gets huge will probably make a shower of flowers. Definitely one to recommend, in retrospect worth the extra money.

Nick

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orchidnick

Horrible spelling, should be:

Bulbophyllum Frank Smith 'Vera Cruz' HCC/AOS

I think the computer did me in, I am sure I capitalized this hybrid. Oh well.

Nick

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 1:25PM
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Greencurls(Z5)

The brighter yellow of the Vera Cruz over the typical Frank Smith really makes the red lip pop. Maybe I will add it to my wish list once I master my current bulbos.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 5:44AM
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orchidnick

This thing has 4 pbulbs and is sporting 3 spikes! Definitely worthy to go on a wish list. And my superb (!!!!!!) growing conditions are not to blame. I got plenty of bigger plants that won't bloom or dribble along with one bloom.

Nick

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 10:41AM
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orchidnick

Now 4 are open. Rewarding plant.

Nick

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 4:26PM
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Sheila(8b SW Texas)

That's a beauty Nick!

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 10:33PM
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