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ID help please - Ground orchids

This is a discussion on ID help please - Ground orchids within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; On a local trip to my local nursery (not one known for orchids), I noticed ...

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    Default ID help please - Ground orchids

    On a local trip to my local nursery (not one known for orchids), I noticed some plants I have walked by so many times. They were not marked, but by the blooms, I knew they must be orchids. All the lady could tell me were that they were "ground orchids".

    One is about 3 feet tall and spreads 3 feet wide and is in bloom. Of course, I was stunned. I've never knowingly seen an orchid of any kind this big.

    Does anyone have any idea of what it is? I was strong and walked away as she couldn't give me much culture advice. They also have 1 gallon size plants. Prices seem to be very reasonable. The large one is $50 and the 1 gallon are $10. Does that seem right?
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    Ground orchid #2
    This one was a lot of different, but also described only as "ground orchid". Any ideas on id?
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    the second is an epidendrum (reedstem variety). they come in many colors, from many species. the first one i am not sure what it is. the flowers seem to resemble a small cymbidium, or even an eulophia?

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    Agreeing with coeruleo... The first looks like Cymbidium for sure, possibly Cym. aloifolium. And the second is a reedstem Epidendrum.

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    Thank you both so much! I have a lot of reading to do now to see if this is something I want to grow

    Thanks again!

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    the epis are really easy to grow.

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    Agree with Kirk. The cymbidium looks like Cym aloifolium. It is endemic to our region and can be epiphytic, lithophytic or terrestrial. Like the closely related dayanum and finlaysonianum they can grow into big clumps and are very hardy. The flower spikes are pendulous and are best displayed on raised benches.

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    concur with yew sung. Looks like cymbidium aloifolium. does the leaves feel leathery ?. if they are thick and leathery then it is cymbidium aloifolium

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