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Encyclia fragrans - new growth!

This is a discussion on Encyclia fragrans - new growth! within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Geoff gave me this beautiful Encyclia fragrans. I had mentioned in one post that I ...

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    Geoff gave me this beautiful Encyclia fragrans. I had mentioned in one post that I was having no success finding one, and that it was the orchid I wanted most. I was, and still am, very grateful for his generosity!

    When I got it, it was in beautiful, perfect condition (it's a division of Geoff's own plant). It has subsequently been through a great deal of challenges, repotting a few times included.

    But it's been out on the balcony with my Catts and Cyms since spring, and it's a very happy camper!

    I'm very proud of this new growth - maybe it will eventually bloom and I'll get to smell the heavenly scent it's supposed to have.






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    i have Ency. fragrans and the plant isnt that large..also i see bifoliate growth on urs.....i read somewhere that could be a similar species.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Kjeldz View Post
    i have Ency. fragrans and the plant isnt that large..also i see bifoliate growth on urs.....i read somewhere that could be a similar species.....
    I would be more doubtful if the plant hadn't come from one of the most experienced and expert orchid growers on this Forum - and, probably, in the Northern Hemisphere. Geoff Hands (Dorsetman) is astonishingly accomplished and extremely generous with his help. If you read some of his many posts, you'll see that he's pretty much a complete expert on growing orchids, and, particularly, on identifying them. Perhaps if you post your Encyclia, he can id it for you.

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    i am not doubting Geoff....merely sharing what ive read....also my plant is "wild "collected from a citrus orchard...100% sure its E.fragrans....it also conforms to descriptions on internet and various books...and its common knowledge that this species occurs naturally in my geographic area.....i also know that some species exhibit a diff. growth patter and sometimes flower colour when found over such a wide geographic area as Epidendrum/Encylia/Prosthechea fragrans....also read this "This species is often confused with A fragrans and E radiata but the plants are grey colored, not green nor yellowish green! Compared with fragrans it has two leaves instead of one." also this link

    Encyclia chacoensis

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    Orchids shared among friends are the best.

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    My most loved orchids are those that have been sent to me over the years from my friends. Geoff is indeed a wonderful grower and person. Congratulations on the new growth. That is awesome!

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    My most loved orchids are those that have been sent to me over the years from my friends. Geoff is indeed a wonderful grower and person. Congratulations on the new growth. That is awesome!

    cheers,
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    Thanks so much, Bruce - I treasure this orchid and am so relieved it's doing as well as it is!

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