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This is a discussion on Orchid Trivia within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Cool Trivia - World's Largest Orchid The largest orchid is generally agreed to be Grammatophyllum ...

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    Cool Trivia - World's Largest Orchid

    The largest orchid is generally agreed to be Grammatophyllum speciosum. It can weigh up to 2,000 pounds or 900 kilograms and is reputed to produce up to 10,000 flowers on a mature plant in nature. The pseudobulbs reach 10 feet or 3 meters in height with leaves along the full length. The species is found in Malaysia, the Solomon Islands, Sumatra, the Philippines, Papua and New Guinea.

    pretty cool huh!!

    does any one else have any cool trivia

    Ciao Valentino

    P.S. do you or any one you know on orchid talk have this size plant in your collection??? if so please post some photos

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    Cool Trivia - World's Tallest Orchid

    The tallest freestanding orchid is Sobralia altissima from the high forests of Peru. It is reported to grow up to 44 feet or 13.5 meters high in optimum conditions. The bright reddish-purple flowers are up to 6 inches or 15 centimeters across and are displayed in spectacular groups of up to 8 flowers per stem.


    pretty cool huh?

    more to come

    Ciao Valentino

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailler-Cipolla View Post
    Cool Trivia - World's Largest Orchid

    The largest orchid is generally agreed to be Grammatophyllum speciosum. It can weigh up to 2,000 pounds or 900 kilograms and is reputed to produce up to 10,000 flowers on a mature plant in nature. The pseudobulbs reach 10 feet or 3 meters in height with leaves along the full length. The species is found in Malaysia, the Solomon Islands, Sumatra, the Philippines, Papua and New Guinea.

    pretty cool huh!!

    does any one else have any cool trivia

    Ciao Valentino

    P.S. do you or any one you know on orchid talk have this size plant in your collection??? if so please post some photos
    OK, Valentino, I have Grammathophyllum speciosum photos, the plants is belong to my friend, I saw many plants in the wild but I refused to take due to gigantic size and the root system is very sharp like a needle. No doubt the flowers is very big, lasting, many blooms in one spike but huh is not free flowering. Hope you enjoy this photos.
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    Cool Trivia - Phalaenopsis evolution

    Philippines is the center of evolution of all Phalaenopsis species before it scatter throughout the Melanesia and Australasia.

    The largest natural bloom Phalaenopsis
    Phalaenopsis amabilis subspecie amabilis forma Grandiflora
    - Palawan island, Philippines

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    WOW thanks for the photos amd thanks for the phal trivia

    V.

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    The world's worst smelling orchid:
    Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis- a scent of rotting carrion, and larger than the other carrion smelling bulbo's, therefore the worst in the amount of scent produced.

    Does anyone actually grow any of these??? I don't think I could do it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alana View Post
    The world's worst smelling orchid:
    Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis- a scent of rotting carrion, and larger than the other carrion smelling bulbo's, therefore the worst in the amount of scent produced.

    Does anyone actually grow any of these??? I don't think I could do it....
    Oh i have a space reserved for that and bulb. becarii... this is a fun thread.
    i wonder how big that Sobralia altissima can grow in cultivation?

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    Well, I've already been bald for a few years now, so I have no problem losing it all to get some nice blooms.

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    thanks for the morning smile. I think a nigro-hursute dendrobium mounted up there with my blue eyes might be quite becoming... :-)

    Some of the Sobralia that I have seen growing in Peru have been amazingly tall but none that reached to 44 feet.

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    How could those sick people sleep at night knowing that if they had a choice, they would keep their hair, not their babies? oh well all to their own i guess.
    heres some trivia...
    How many orchid species aprox. are there in New Zealand (i thought it only to be a few)?

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