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Butterfly Orchid

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    Lightbulb Butterfly Orchid

    I'm new at this but my friend introduced me to the pleasure of growing orchids. He told me about a black orchid. I've never seen one and cannot find one anywhere on the internet. He calls it the Butterfly. Can you please help me cause I would really love to see a black orchid. I didn't know there was such a thing.

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    Welcome Staceyrenea!

    I saw a black orchid featured on the back cover of the Orchid Digest Magazine - Jan, Feb, March 2005 issue. The orchid was named after the guy who made it and flowered it. It is called Fredclarkeara. Here is a photo:



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    Wow, that really is black! Didn't know about that one - I thought Stacey was asking about the Coelogyne with the black lip fringe.

    Thanks for posting it, Bruce! What's the cross?

    Julie

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    Wow! That really is some thing else! It figures; I don't renew my subscription, and the next issue has some thing like that!

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    Yes, I was blown away to see such a black orchid. Julie, the full name I should have posted in the post is Fdc. After Dark 'Black is Black' AM/AOS. The cross is made from Mo. Painted Desert 'Sunset Orchids' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. Donna Wise 'Kathleen' Am/AOS. Charles Rowden took the photograph for Orchid Digest.

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    I HAVE to have one! Judi

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    Cool! That is black!!!! Darker than a vini maudiae

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    When I read your post, I thought you meant a phal called "Black Butterfly." It isn't nearly as black as BD's, but I love it!

    Here is a shot of my Dtps Black Butterfly 'Orchis 01'
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    WOW! THAT'S BLACK!

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    Here's an interesting article I found on black orchids. Many of the links are broken, but some work, and it does list the plant names:

    Black Orchids! Do they really exist?

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