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Help w/ ID of this psuedobulb orchid

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    Default Help w/ ID of this psuedobulb orchid

    Can anyone id this guy for me. It was at a friends grandfathers house and he said so many names I can't remember this 1. It was so neat growing on a huge Floss Silk tree. thanks brandan
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    Encyclia is the genus. I am not sure which species

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    Yes, an encylcia. I love the tree in that photo too, Brandon. It looks dangerous!

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    Sorry, I'm no help IDing it. I must agree with Bruce about that tree. It looks like a tree that fell it love with a cactus. Do you know what kind of tree it is Brandan?

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    Hi there. This one is Encyclia selligera if I am not mistaken. I do not personally have one but I think they are great little plants.
    Hope that is the name you heard of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phyrex View Post
    Sorry, I'm no help IDing it. I must agree with Bruce about that tree. It looks like a tree that fell it love with a cactus. Do you know what kind of tree it is Brandan?
    This is a Floss Silk Tree real name or FL orchid tree is what I hear people also call it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozorchid View Post
    Hi there. This one is Encyclia selligera if I am not mistaken. I do not personally have one but I think they are great little plants.
    Hope that is the name you heard of.
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    I think that is it. selligera , thanks oxorchid

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    It does look like an encyclia (or at least thats what the genus is called now).
    I would not blame your grandfather if he has called it many names. Heck he probably lived through the several taxonomic reorganizations of these orchids It drives even the younger growers like us on the brink even now.

    The Silk Floss tree, does it produce fruit/pods with clusters of cotton-covered seeds?
    It reminds me of a similar tree we commonly see in the Philippines that we call "dirty cotton tree" and use the contents to stuff make-shift pillows. Except the thorns are not as scary as that one.

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    There was a similar tree in Central America. The locals in Belize called it the "Give and Take Tree" The thorns were quite painful, at least based on my wife's statements (I am more careful then to grab a tree with thorny bark .) The sap of the tree takes away the pain that the thorn gives, therefore Give and Take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    There was a similar tree in Central America. The locals in Belize called it the "Give and Take Tree" The thorns were quite painful, at least based on my wife's statements (I am more careful then to grab a tree with thorny bark .) The sap of the tree takes away the pain that the thorn gives, therefore Give and Take.
    I just cringe at the thought of having those trees along our bike trails. OUCH!

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