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wonder what this orchid could be?

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    maggs is offline Senior Member
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    Hi, I got these two orchids on my west indian cherry tree in the back of my home, same place I got the Bee orchid, there was a flower spike on one of them with some very small baby pink flowers but unfortunately when I was trying to take down the plant from about a ten foot height the flower spike broke off and blew away in the breeze and I could not find them, I searched so hard but found nothing, there was no psuedo bulb either so maybe someone could probably help with telling me what they think the plant's group might be, and well I am also showing you a bowl of the cherries which I also picked, sorry I cannot share them with you from so very far.Name:  CIMG0518a.jpg
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    This is Ionopsis Utricularioides orchid. Very beautiful with numerous small pink flower on just one spike.

    And they like to dry out by night fall. They are very prone to rot if kept wet. I think coconut fiber is way too thick in your setup.

    It would be better if you can mount it without or very very little coconut fiber around the root zone only. Or else it will eventually lead to rot.

    Hope this helps.

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    maggs is offline Senior Member
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    Thank you for the reply, well when I found it, it was hanging from a big bunch of pine like parasite plants of which we have numerous amounts on our fruit trees, they were attached to an almost dried out cherry tree branch, the plants have leaves that resemble pine leaves and bare a long flower spike with some orange looking blossoms that I have never seen really open into any beautiful flowers, they then stay on the branches and apparently suck out all the substance and the branch dies off, I constantly go under the three mango trees and cherry tree to look for orchids to see if I see any different flowers and well I was rewarded today, I just put the coconut fiber on it to keep it a bit cool but the plant is really directly onto the tree branch and it is a hard wood tree so that is why I did it like that but I will monitor it for any root rot, Thanks again.

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