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Pleurothallis strupifolia

Posted by orchidnick z9Ca (orchidnick@yahoo.com) on
Thu, Sep 5, 13 at 12:27

This is a hot to cold grower from Peru/Brazil. This one will grow in any temp condition. Got it from SBOE 3 years ago, they were growing it outside. It had 5 leaves and bloomed every fall since then but made NO new leaves. After 2 years of new leaves I moved it into the cool house and this spring it made 5 new leaves.

Someone from the orchid society also bought one 3 years ago and made exactly the same experience. No new leaves for 3 years, his stayed outside so moving mine in the cool house probably had nothing to do with anything. If you get one and it sulks you've been forewarned..

Nick


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RE: Pleurothallis strupifolia

The leaves are leathery reminiscent of Epi parkinsonum. Jay Phal calls it deciduous but I have not had that experience. Every one of the new leaves has a sheath so 4 more will open in time.

Nick


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RE: Pleurothallis strupifolia

The growth habit alone is interesting the blooms are just extras.


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Now it's decided to really bloom. This flower bunch has 5 strands, sorry, not all in focus.


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This leaf has 2 strands.


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The entire plant.


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RE: Pleurothallis strupifolia

Another view of the entire plant with it's 8 inflorescence. Interesting presentation, I have never seen it at an orchid show. SBOE had it, sold out right now but they told me they will try to bring it back.

http://www.sborchid.com/plantdisplay.php?ocode=CBO1780

Nick


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