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What is your smallest orchid?

This is a discussion on What is your smallest orchid? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Very cool, Louis...this is the one of three genera that no one unscrambled in my ...

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    Very cool, Louis...this is the one of three genera that no one unscrambled in my 'checking out' puzzle. Are these 'easy' to grow? I'd be interested in a little cultural info. if you're so inclined. Thanks.

    I saw the RVO tag in it...then searched the catalog and didn't see it...do you have any of these for sale?...might be interested if the cultural info. fits my conditions!?!?

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    Thanks you guys--

    Matt, we don't carry these at all; the original tag was really badly faded and I ran out of plain white, so I stuck one of RVO's in there instead. I got this at the last Orchid Society of the Ozarks auction last year.

    Culture couldn't be easier: the plant is in sphag; I soak it down and don't water it again until the sphag has dried out. Takes about 3 days here in summer. Light as for Maudiae Paphs. Temps in the area where I grew this went down to about 50 over the winter; I don't know if this *needs* that to bloom, but that's what it got, anyway.

    If you're interested, I'll PM you (and anyone else) with the vendor who donated this plant to our society so you can check em out.

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    There are some other really nice hybrids of Promenea also. They aren't all the hard to come by if you just look around. Another one I really like is Promenea Meadow Gold or Meadow Gold x citrina.

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    I got this Friday from a friend who grows orchids. He said he got it when he was in Peru, He had a couple of them and sold me one. Don't know it's name yet as he didn't have it labled but he does have it's name writen in his log book which he is going to look up and give me a call. But as you can see in the photo it's on tree fern fiber with bits of sphagnum. The shade cloth is right behind it and you can see the weave. Each plant is about an inch acrost if that. Can't wait to see it bloom...
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    It's really cute Wolf.... but I have no idea about a name. And of course your friend was fully licensed to import these native plants from Peru?!?!

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    could be one of the equitant oncidiums... ie Tolumnia...

    looking forward to the flowers too Wolf...

    Cheers
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    Diane, he does go through a licensed importer yes. He basically works so that he can go on orchid buying trips all over the world.

    It should be a reliable bloomer he said that it had always been for him anyway.

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    I agree with Tim, it does look similar to some of the Tolumnia. There is a picture of mine (Tolumnia variegata), which appears similar, in the posting on Staghorns when the whole bit about banana peels was being discussed. I have it mounted with the young platycerium grande I posted in that thread. Here is the link: www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchidtalk/showthread.php?t=2779

    Let us know what the identification is when you hear back from your friend.

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    sure will. May be a few days as we are both pretty busy right now.

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    Wolf - did that little guy ever bloom? It looks a lot like it could be Macroclinium wullschlaegelianum - http://www.orchidspecies.com/macrowullschen.htm as an extra reference.

    Well, i'll show my little guy. I acquired this saturday, and it was doing nothing. Now, its in bloom - stupendous.

    Platystele stenostachya
    It is the middle plant in the first picture, underneath the Zootrophion hirtzii, and above the Bulbophyllum NOID (i think it may be a moniliforme, which would be AWESOME - i'll have to wait until further growth occurs - its a small division)
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