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ID Miniscule Cattleya Flowers

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    Default ID Miniscule Cattleya Flowers

    I was in a store today and I saw a plant in what I think was a 4" pot. It had p-bulbs like catts but the flowers were so tiny, less than an inch across and the plant was full with them. These grew from a small branching spike from a bifoliate p-bulb. Does anyone know what this is? They were soo pretty. I made a picture with my phone but I can't upload it currently as I am out of town and don't have the cable with me.

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    Not an encyclia?

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    I agree with Diane, could be an encyclia. Can you describe the flowers? (color, shape ...)

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    I think you're right, I guess I saw my first real life encyclia. I'll upload the phone picture I took when I get the chance.

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    Phyrex, check out the picture of my Encyclia Bractescens in "Other genera in bloom", I uploaded a couple of pictures of the whole plant in full bloom, lots of tiny flowers, sounds like it's along the lines of what you saw and liked.
    ( I am pulling you down the path of encyclia addiction ... )

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...actescens.html

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    Lambert, you must have a nice high light area for them. I have maybe 6 or so Enc species...love them too!

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    Ron, I have it practically against a south window which is unobstructed in winter (3rd floor of the building) there's a big tree outside that fills up in spring/summer which provides great filtered light. I also put it outside when possible. With this one the higher the light, the more blooms I get. (hence the yellowish leaves and the sunburn spots!) I am curious to see your encyclias, you seem to have an amazing orchid collection (and you take great pictures!)

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    Thanks...I have one Enc about to come into bloom. I will be sure to take some pics. I have the advantage of having a good friend that is a slipper vendor. He allows me room within his greenhouses to grow most of my collection. What section of Brooklyn do you live in? We have cousins in Marine Park.

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    Richard, looking forward to seeing if this is an encyclia. You have got me curious.

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