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Tollumnias

Posted by orchidnick z9Ca (orchidnick@yahoo.com) on
Sun, Aug 3, 14 at 19:02

Tollumnias deserve a home too. There are enough around, i thought to start a thread just for them. I'm sure Arthur will have some beauties to share., I have 3 open, 2 in spike and a whole bunch of young plants that should bloom in the spring if they survive my expert care.

The first one out of the gate will be Rrm Spunky x Rrm Misty.

Nick


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One flower. This one came from Mel Waki in Hawaii.

Nick


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Toll Tequila Sunrise.. I posted it before but it is still blooming and I'll include it here.

Nick


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One flower.

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Toll Golden Sunset 'Maioma Sunset'. The last one I have in bloom at this time. 2 more are coming.

Nick


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One flower.

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  • Posted by arthurm Sydney, NSW AUST (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 4, 14 at 4:26

Hi Nick, here are a few....

Rodrumnia Leanne Johnson
(Rodrumnia Catherine Tesch x Tolumnia Golden Sunset) x Tolu. Kyelle's Classic

Rodrumnia Murramarang 'No.3'
Rodrumnia Murramarang 'No.3'
Rodrumnia Willowbank Pilot
Rodrumnia Willowbank Pilot
Tolumnia. Susan Perreira x Jubilee an unregistered grex
Tolm. Susan Perreira x Jubilee

Tolumnia( Purple Envy x Sunset Fort) x Stanley's Passion Another unregistered grex
Tolumnia (Purple Envy x Sunset Fort) x Stanley's Passion


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Nice show, guy's. My fave being: Rodrumnia Leanne Johnson .


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Beautiful! They look so much like oncidiums, any relation to them?

Allymarie


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  • Posted by arthurm Sydney, NSW AUST (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 4, 14 at 23:10

They were once included with the Oncidiums. They have no pseudobulbs and thick channeled leaves. The species come from the Caribbean and maybe (just a maybe) from Florida.
Should be a doddle to grow in Florida.


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  • Posted by arthurm Sydney, NSW AUST (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 5, 14 at 5:25

Here are a few more of my babies.
Not good shape but still nice.
Tolumnia Golden Sunset x John Evans
Tolumnia Golden Sunset x John Evans

Tolumnia Kioloa
Tolumnia Kioloa
Tolumnia Love That Red 'No.4'. Finicky to grow.
Tolumnia Love That Red 'No.4'
Tolumnia Memoria Ralph Yagi 'Lillian Oka'
Tolumnia Memoria Ralph Yagi 'Lillian Oka'
Tolumnia Meroo 'No.2'
Tolumnia Meroo 'No.2'

This post was edited by arthurm on Tue, Aug 5, 14 at 6:43


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Arthur, they are a doddle here in Florida! Had to look that one up and I like it. Is your climate the same as Florida? Or have you created habitat for them. Whatever you are doing it obviously is correct. Thanks for sharing. Nice pictures.


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Thanks Arthur, I know you have many more. The thread will stop at 150.

Nick


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Tolumnia Pretty n Pink

Nick


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  • Posted by arthurm Sydney, NSW AUST (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 7, 14 at 3:27

It is pretty and pink and it needs a rich godfather to fork out the Ten English Pounds to register the name.


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  • Posted by arthurm Sydney, NSW AUST (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 11, 14 at 3:03

Sadly, the rich godfather cannot rescue the fair maiden because as far as I can ascertain she has no parents.

Anyway, on with the thread that has no hope of reaching 150 posts.

Here is Tolu. Tom Wilson which came in a flask (I think) from Robert Perreira and somehow some plants ended up with a specialist Australian Native Orchid grower who lives in Dungog NSW. He gave me a plant as a gift many years ago.
Tolumnia Tom Wilson 'Rosemeath'

Sadly, this orchid was bumped off by the myself and the guy who has a thousand of the little beauties in an attempt to divide the plant into two, so it would not be lost.
SOB!


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Very pretty and sad.


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You have hundreds, some guy you refer to has a thousand. How many different names do you guys have or are you talking about endless repetitions of the same. Not that the same will look the same as plants with similar names can look very different.

I'm headed for 60 to 80 different strains but doubt that I'll find 100.

Nick


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  • Posted by arthurm Sydney, NSW AUST (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 11, 14 at 14:19

Nick, the endless repetitions of the same applies because there is a lot of variation when you make the cross A x B = C and you get hundreds of little babies to raise from the flasks if the cross is really viable.

Tolu. Golden Sunset is one where you see a many clones..... Tolu. Golden Sunset 'This', Tolu. Golden Sunset 'That' , Tolu Golden Sunset 'Taka' x 'Seka' etc. etc.

Haven't a clue how many Grexs (strains) I have but it is many many less than your 60 to 80.

The little babies are suffering. It is 7C. and raining outside and the heater in the "warm" glass-house is just about to turn on and warm them before sunrise, though i do not think we will see the sun today.


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We have winter days here with the same conditions. For us it is extreme, but we have them. I turn the heater on at a higher temperature for the vandas. Does your glass house hold the heat from the warmth of the day?


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  • Posted by arthurm Sydney, NSW AUST (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 13, 14 at 1:41

Glass-Houses are poor at retaining heat. Most "Vandas" might need minimum night temps of 60-70F.
Tolumnia seem to survive if they are dry (and cold) and the day temp lifts but my conditions are less than optimum.


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  • Posted by arthurm Sydney, NSW AUST (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 13, 14 at 2:26

Here are pics showing the variation within one cross which was made by a guy with many of the little beauties.
Tolumnia Alyshia, variations within a grex. Have several others that are different but no pics.

This idea of collecting one of everything goes out the window if you concentrate your collection in various areas
Tolumnia Alyshia

Tolumnia Alyshia

Tolumnia Alyshia


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Tolum Pink Panther. This will probably be my last one this season, no more spikes coming.

Nick


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  • Posted by arthurm Sydney, NSW AUST (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 28, 14 at 21:09

Very Nice. Another one bred by Robert Perreira the parents are Tolu. Purple Envy x Misty Pink.


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