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Ok...so why the heck do Oncids tuck their spikes?

This is a discussion on Ok...so why the heck do Oncids tuck their spikes? within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Oh Gosh! I can't keep up with these taxonomists....that plus the fact that more and ...

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    Oh Gosh! I can't keep up with these taxonomists....that plus the fact that more and more species are seeming to be split and new names created...and more obscure orchids coming to the fore....I can't figure out what half of them mean! Give me a big fat white phal, and I'll keep my head down and be happy.

    Interesting concept about the watering issue with the oncids...all of mine are in s/h save about 3....so, I'm wondering about the moisture issue...

    the Weed is wonderful....if I get a chance, I'll post a picture, if I can figure it out here....I've don't posting on other forums, but haven't quite gotten the tag stuff down. The color of the blossom is a deep, clear, orangy red. Wonderful. I'm a sucker for those...I'd kill to have a Kodama Chocolate Drop one of these days when I am certain that I can really do catts....So far, one rebloom doesn't make me too confident.

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    Posting is easy, Lisa. The most important part is to make sure your picture file (jpg) isn't too large. Resize it so that it doesn't exceed 700 x 700 pixels. (The file must be less than 200 Kb.) There are a number of ways to do that depending on what photo edititing software you have.

    When you type out your new thread, or reply to a thread, scroll down the page to Additional Options. Click on the button that says 'Manage Attachments'. Use the Browse button to select the file to attach and then hit Upload. After that you can close that box.

    You can preview the picture by clicking on it's filename before you actually submit the reply. Then hit submit. It's really quite easy.

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    Rob, no, I didn't know they had reclassified it. Thanks for the info!

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    I'm wondering if my Brassia hybrid is in the oncidium family (see picture posted in Introductions). An orchid acquaintance freed up a spike on mine about a year ago--shocked the H__ out of me that she could spot it in two seconds and let it out in three.

    Since that time the plant has bloomed again (pic in the Intro section) but this evening I was looking at a sister plant and found what might be a stem that needed freeing. I did the deed but I'm not sure what exactly I freed. It might just be another leaf.

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    Since I just struggled with pic size limitations I'll throw in what I learned.

    I'm not a computer nerd so changing a picture's file size is not something I can do, normally.

    What worked for me was cropping the picture. Rather than taking a lower resolution picture or editing the file size I simply cropped the original picture (about 400K) twice until it was small enough to upload.

    The long and short of it is, if you're using a fairly high resolution for the original picture don't worry that the file is too large. Just crop until you get a picture that is small enough to upload.

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    My Red Fantasy has done the same thing , I missed seeing it and it ended up with a curly stem, strange looking . Gin

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    I,ve had pleated leaves with the plant in s/h
    Go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncasteeb
    I,ve had pleated leaves with the plant in s/h
    Go figure.
    So have I Steve
    The leaves of my sherry baby that's in s/h reminds me of my 90 year old grandmother

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    The leaves of my sherry baby that's s/h reminds me of my 90 year old grandmother
    What they smell of Johnsons baby powder

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