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Epidendrum ciliare

This is a discussion on Epidendrum ciliare within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is a very widespread species of orchid, ranging from Mexico, throughout the Caribbean and ...

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    Default Epidendrum ciliare

    This is a very widespread species of orchid, ranging from Mexico, throughout the Caribbean and parts of South America. The flowers range from 2 inches to nearly four inches, depending on the cultivar, and are strongly night-fragrant (the smell not unlike that of B. nodosa). This is an unusual Epidendrum in that the plant has pseudobulbs and very much resembles a bifoliate Cattleya when out of bloom. Mature plants can bloom several times a year...whenever a new growth matures, it throws a spike. The pictured flowers are 3.5 inches from top to bottom.

    Culture is very similar to a labiate Cattleya - good light, reasonably frequent moisture, warm temps, reasonably frequent fertilizing (I sprinkle nutricote time release pellets on the medium).

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    Excellent piccies(as per normal).

    Blooms remind me of Artic Turns.

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    Prem, one of these days you're going to have to post a deliberately bad picture--just to shock everybody! Those are really nice....

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    Louis, I've taken many bad pictures in my past and still continue to take some bad ones along with the good ones. I just don't ever show off the bad ones.

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    That's a great one Prem. What a wonderful species! Thanks for posting!

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    What a great flower! That one's going on my wish list.

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    Prem,

    You are such an artist! Thanks for sharing your beautiful blooms and photos with us!

    Cheers!
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