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This is a discussion on from a broken tree within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Thanks for sharing Yew Sung. I remember to have read that split pseudobulbs of Coelogyne ...

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    Thanks for sharing Yew Sung. I remember to have read that split pseudobulbs of Coelogyne asperata is used in sumarta as a black board eraser.!!...may be class mate of yours moved to sumatra to teach in school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    I can see the big clump of Den crumenatum . If this mass of orchids is growing wild I don't it will include a. Cattleya as they are a New World orchid. Den crumenatum is one of the most common orchids of SE Asia and can be found almost everywhere growing on trees and even on telephone poles ( wooden ones in the old days) in kampungs ad towns. Don't worry about injuring the roots - just pull it off the old tree stump. When I first started school in 1946, just after WW 2, exercise books were scarce and we had to carry a slate board to school to write on with a slate stencil. After every piece of work we had to erase that with a piece of wet rag or more often, especially among the boys, with tip of your forefinger , wetting it in your mouth. But if you are caught by your teacher doing that you will get smart rap across the back of your hand with a ruler . So some smart Alec in our class used a pseudo bulb from a Den crumenatum that had fallen off the numerous rain tree in our school compound. He cut off the swollen pbulb and used that as a very effective eraser. Of the rest of the class followed suit and ended the unhygienic practice of using the finger wetted with saliva..
    Wow I never came across all this interesting experience back in early 1972 but really touching when got from the senior people like cattan, I cant imagine if that thing happen during my time , now already became a sweet memories....so nice. I was told my grandma the pseudobulb of crumenatum can be used for the treatment of earache , she thought me burn the swollen pseudobulb for about 10 minutes than squeeze the concentrated liquid into your ear how effective I'm not that sure may be the truth will reveal.

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    I'm impressed with what you've done so far lijun................................AL

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    Lijun congrats you done a good job, so excited and tired but it will pay off and I agreed with cattan.

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    very nice find....recently i found a colony of Oncidium citrinum on a hike at least 30 plants and i used my machete to cut them off the fallen branch with a little bark...their roots were not nearly as extensive as yours and i didnt have hours to work with.....i donated some to the Botanic gardens as i know the curator and also ill donatee some to my orchid society members.....i am interested to know what is that cattleya like plant you found
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    yes,.. i'm very tired and resting,... haven't gone out to buy the medium and everything for the orchids,.. looks like it's gonna be plenty,...
    the big ones are temporarily in a basket now, very confusing cause the roots on the surface goes different ways than the ones under,...
    medium size and small ones are in another basket,... and this is only the first log, but the biggest piece,... i've potted the seemingly cattleyai in a wood fiber pot that looks like plastic (made in china),.. if it's not cattleya then what is it? it looks just like it,...
    also the cattleya part is on bottom part of the break,.. got only a little bit of it,..
    there are at least 3 types of bugs here,.. lastnight one black bug about less than 1cm size was hiding under the root of the catt after i cleaned it,...
    then i soaked again and the bug climbed on top of the water,.. i added more water and it climbed up again,.. so i cutted the bug into 2 on the water, and the head still swimming after i cutted it,.. and i cutted the head part into 2 again (on water without touching),.. then it stopped,... so i burned the leftover pieces from it,.. but there are other of the same creature still on the orchids,.. as well as very tiny ones, and white spider...

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    the other problem is since the bark is like a circle,... if i'm doing one part,.. another part crushed,... can't straighten them all on flat surface without breaking too much,.... but under the roots,.. there are dead leaves,... dead bulbs,... stems,.. tie up with dead roots,... making it thick, combined with good roots.

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    i made wrong description on earlier post,.. the keike has about 20 cm long roots so many of them,... they turn greenish when i mist,.. looks alive,...
    the longest stem is about 1,5 meter long,.
    a while ago i wished to have very big old orchid after seeing the pictures of orchids from vietnam orchid club in this forum,...
    now there is this piece,..
    cattan,.. maybe it is that,.. there are at least 4 types of orchids,..
    also thank you all for support and advice,..

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    Yew-Sung is right. Although they have adapted to growing in a "natural" manner, Cattleya alliance only occurs naturally in the Americas. Somebody put it there at one time or another... maybe both plants were put onto the tree. As far as making an area that has orchids a protected environment - it just won't happen. These plants that we prize and hold above all others are weeds in many places. Although many are very rare and nearly extinct, others are incredibly prolific. Thus far I have not seen any truly sensible solution that will allow protection from the devastation of areas that hold plants on the edge of extinction. We haven't even been able to do that for mammals!

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    i have no idea,... if it's not cattleya, maybe another epiphyte that has leaves like it,.. the new growth has a curl,.. if you could see on the picture,.. or i'll take again from another angle.

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    You are doing a good job with it! The Cattleya looking one could possibly be a Bulbophyllum

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    thank you ron,.. i still keep close monitor, hope they survive,....
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