Not an encyclia?
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This is a discussion on ID Miniscule Cattleya Flowers within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I was in a store today and I saw a plant in what I think ...
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.
Not an encyclia?
I agree with Diane, could be an encyclia. Can you describe the flowers? (color, shape ...)
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.
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 ... )
Lambert, you must have a nice high light area for them. I have maybe 6 or so Enc species...love them too!
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!)
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.
Richard, looking forward to seeing if this is an encyclia. You have got me curious.