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Now the moment you've all been waiting for...

This is a discussion on Now the moment you've all been waiting for... within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Not.... but wow, can you imagine what the bug that thing is trying to attract ...

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    but wow, can you imagine what the bug that thing is trying to attract actually LOOKS like? YIKES!

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    Okay, Pavel...

    Not so easy - tell us more about this guy!


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    I agree, it does look like a fierce chinese dragon from head-on!! Very cool, thanks for sharing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molly Taco View Post
    Pretty in an unusual way. I love the color, Any fragrance?
    None that I've noticed, Cin but as it is in a terr, very possible that I would never notice in any event.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tmai View Post
    Oh! A she looks like a fierce Chinese Dragon! Wonderful bloom and great close up.
    Strikes me as rather odd that I, of all people, never noticed the "dragon" until you pointed it out, Tami.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
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    Not so easy - tell us more about this guy!

    Ornithochilus SUBFAMILY Epidendroideae, TRIBE Vandeae, SUBTRIBE Aeridinae

    To the best of my limited knowledge, there are only 2 species in this genus: difformus and fascus/fuscus. [All refs I have seen refer to the latter as "fuscus" but Pat assures me that it should be "fascus". I defer to his greater knowledge.]

    In doing image searches on the two species, Pat & I both noticed that often the same images are posted for both. Whether this is due to careless labeling or ignorance on the part of posters/venders/harvesters [always a possibility] or because the morphology truly is so similar that only a dedicated taxonomist could tell the difference is anybody's guess.

    The pic you folks saw is the plant in a 3" pot inside one of my nicer display pots. Bought the plant w/ a 2" spike. Spike is presently 8-10" [20-25cm] and, as you can see, branched. No idea as yet to how long the blooms will last. The flowers from the original post are still in bloom and were for at least a week before that.

    Supposed to like intermediate to warm temps and be somewhat a shade lover. As the leaves on mine are in the light to almost yellow-green category, I suspect I presently have it in the upper end of its light tolerance.

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    Looks great! Hopefully the flowers are long lasting for you!

    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    All refs I have seen refer to the latter as "fuscus" but Pat assures me that it should be "fascus".
    In the other thread, I had to check with IPNI and Kew on your taxon, and got conflicting information. IPNI lists the plant as "Ornithochilus fascus" (with no synonymy or baisonym), while Kew lists it as "Ornithochilus fuscus (nom. inv.)", and lists the accepted name as Ornithochilus difformis var. difformis (aka Ornithochilus difformis)... my apologies for the confusion (now I'm confused...)


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    Great photo ! Mine is in spike I will let your pictures speak for my blooms ,yours are a lot better Gin

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    I sure love the blooms on that one. The shape is so unusual. I am a miniature fanatic.


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