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Ascocentrum miniatum and 2 of its Hybrids

This is a discussion on Ascocentrum miniatum and 2 of its Hybrids within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I've always had this soft spot for Asctm miniatum and its hybrids. My miniatum ( ...

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    Talking Ascocentrum miniatum and 2 of its Hybrids

    I've always had this soft spot for Asctm miniatum and its hybrids. My miniatum ( from Thailand) has coveniently bloomed at the same time as two of its most attractive progeny , Ascda Pralor (Ascda Meda Arnold x Asctm miniatum) and Ascps Irene Dobkin ( Phal Doris x Asctm miniatum ). I am now able to show them blooming side by side.

    Ascda Pralor is almost a first generation ascocenda and exhibits all the desirable characteristics that I find attractive in ascocendas : its smaller size, vibrant colour, floriferousness and generally more robust growth. The modern more complex ascos tend to look very much like vandas. This particular variety is a selected top cutting from a friend and has a more reddish orange colour than other clones.

    Size of the flowers :- Ascda Pralor - 1 inch ( 2.5 cm)
    Actm miniatum - 1/2 in
    Ascps Irene Dobkin - 1 3/4 inches ( 4.5 cm )
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    Yew, they are wonderful. You put a great presentation. I love all of them.

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    Beautiful photos, Yew. Between you and Geoff, the orchid photo bar has been raised high indeed. I try to emulate it as much as I can, but inexperience is very telling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Beautiful photos, Yew. Between you and Geoff, the orchid photo bar has been raised high indeed. I try to emulate it as much as I can, but inexperience is very telling.
    Thanks Maura. Most of the pictures were taken under natural lighting except as in the first picture of Ascda Pralor where I had to use flash to bring out the details in an otherwise detail-less, monochromatic orange-red mass.

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    Stunning orange orchid blooms, Yew Sung! Well done sir!

    cheers,
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    The pralor is so pretty..i'll be shopping for one! I am loving the mini vanda, they are easy bloomers, growers and require little more than water and sunlight. Time to go find a pralor....lol.

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    The last photo is just brilliant !. Great composition and arrangement. Truly a sight to see for all orchid lovers and plant growers in general.

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    Absolutely stunning, Yew. I too SO love miniatum and its hybrids. What a joy to have all three blooming at once! It's like a family reunion, lol. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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    Thanks everyone for your nice comments. I really love these little orange gems and as Connie says require very little care except Ascps Irene Dobkin but this particular plant seems to be thriving. In the last photo you can see 2 spikes from it. I'll be posting pictures of the blooms, hopefully with the flowers intact on both spikes, what with the incessant rain yellow beetles ready to pounce.

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    All have lovely blooms. The miniatum has a very nice erect spike, as well as the Pralor which has a very nice red hue. Irene Dubking is not an easy plant to bloom, would like to see both spikes open. Congrats.
    Jose

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