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Leptotes bicolor

This is a discussion on Leptotes bicolor within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I've got two of these blooming right now. One is less robust, less floriferous, but ...

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    I've got two of these blooming right now. One is less robust, less floriferous, but has better color and slightly fuller form. The other one, however, puts out five blooms on a spike, and put out a total of 13 spikes this season.


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    Gorgeous! Do you have closeups of the flowers?

    Julie

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    wow! I really like it. Did you mount it yourself?

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    I like the second plant much better! Cute!
    I heard that there are not many species in Leptotes genera (maybe around 5)?
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tindomul1of9
    wow! I really like it. Did you mount it yourself?
    Sounds dirty.

    The first one showed up stuck to that stick. The second one (the big one) was mounted to a different stick which rotted out a few weeks ago while it was setting bud, so I had to remount it, which set the plant back a bit. Lost about half the blooms. The show would have been much more impressive otherwise.

    Oh, and Hoa, I think that's right; about five, best I know at least. L. bicolor is most common, but L. unicolor isn't too uncommon in cultivation. I've seen one, maybe two other species in cultivation.

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    Seven species:

    bicolor
    harryphillipsii
    mogyensis
    pauloensis
    pohlitinocoi
    tenuis
    unicolor

    They really need more work on their naming!

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    Many of those names sound so uncool! They ought to work more on that!
    Only 7 species, a small increase over 5 that I once knew!
    Thanks, Julie!
    Cheers. Hoa.

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