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Grammatophyllum Yunnan Tiger, could it be true ?

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    Just arrived ; the size can be seen from my visible fingers.
    When I looked up the cross, it is G.scriptum x G.papuanum, and the latter is said to be synonymous with G.pantherinum.
    From what I read in IOSPE both are fairly large if not giant plants - I can stand plants up to 3 metres high ( if I put a pot on the floor) so I'm not too worried by a biggie, but I am amazed that this young chap here has a flower spike. Beautifully grown by someone not a million miles from K.L I shouldn't wonder - the vendor doesn't state his address.
    Could it be true (to name) ? And how should I grow it ? I shall put it in medium bark on the bench with my other young grammies and wait for words of wisdom from the our regular posters in what we call the Far East - and they call home...

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    What a great buy. Looks very healthy, so good luck in getting the spike to flower. We look forward to seeing it.
    Last edited by angela; July 25th, 2012 at 08:11 PM.

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    Very cool. I bet you will do great with it, Geoff. Good luck!

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    Well sir, if anyone could get a tiny grammy to spike it would have to be you! lol Would you please come have a talk with my big, space eater grammys and tell them it's bloom or i'm going to feed them to the bugs?! lol I actually just got one on sale...i'll bet you know where....and I carefully unwrapped it's spikes this afternoon. I just love the big long spikes, i'm hopeless when it comes to orchids with those long spikes. When your little guy blooms you will have to post pictures. You can easily tell when you have a plant that is going to be a great bloomer...and i'd say you are holding one there.

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    I have seen this little fellow in bloom at that size being offered by vendors nut invariably with very few flowers 3 - 4. The flowers look very much like Yunnan Tiger but whether it is a Yunnan Tiger is open to question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    I have seen this little fellow in bloom at that size being offered by vendors nut invariably with very few flowers 3 - 4. The flowers look very much like Yunnan Tiger but whether it is a Yunnan Tiger is open to question.
    From Orchidwiz I think the right name is Yuan Nan Tiger .But some are more optimistic than I am about succeeding with that spike. What it does show is that it could be flowered at that size. But if I do succeed I shall not be able to resist the urge to show it off!

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    Mabuhay!

    if its a gramma, put it in a place that it receives sunlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mujacko2002 View Post
    Mabuhay!

    if its a gramma, put it in a place that it receives sunlight.
    Sounds like useful info . I will follow your advice.thanks

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    I don't think it is. It could be a mislabelled gramm. scriptum var. kiilani, which is a miniature version of scriptum. Quite popular here..

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    Quote Originally Posted by paphioboy View Post
    I don't think it is. It could be a mislabelled gramm. scriptum var. kiilani, which is a miniature version of scriptum. Quite popular here..
    All gramm's are novelties to me - never seen in Europe - well hardly ever , Maybe I have seen one at a show once or twice, and I've been growing more than 50 years.
    I have seen them for example in the flower market at Chiang Mai, and in one or two bortanic gardens in places anywhere east of Sri Lanka , and they have always impressed me ; hence my efforts to grow them when I see the chance to get a plant.
    Thanks for the info ; I will label the plant accordingly - "may be G scriptum var killani".

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