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Bulbo mandibulare

This is a discussion on Bulbo mandibulare within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Purchased this species 6 months ago. All the pictures that I have seen of this ...

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    Default Bulbo mandibulare

    Purchased this species 6 months ago. All the pictures that I have seen of this species do not show an open flower but have the lateral sepals tucked within each other, forming a jaw-like structure from them, hence the species name, mandibulare (mandible=jaw bone). Not sure what is going on with this one.




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    The second flower bloomed as I expected the species to bloom, with the lateral sepals tucked within each other, forming a mandible.


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    Very cool bloom, Ron,. I don't know how I missed this one before. Thanks for the update!!

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    oh, I really like this one Ron. Nice colors too...

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    Wow, another great Bulbo species! Tucked, or opened out... my favourite part of this species is the tongue!

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    ended up taking the pollen from this flower and put it onto echinolabium.

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    Ron, have you ever seen this cross before? Just wondering since it's unregistered. There aren't many registered echinolabium crosses. I wonder if that is because of the echinolabium fragrance...

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    Geoffrey, there are very few registered Bulbo crosses. I wouldn't be interested in making a Bulbo cross that already has been made. It has only been the last 10 years or so that Bulbo hybrids have been appearing. Bulbo Jersey (lobbii x echinolabium) did not get the fragrance from echinolabium that I am aware of. There is only one cross, that I am aware of, made with mandibulare and that is with bicolor. I am sorry that I also didn't use the pollen from my membranifolium onto a echinolabium. Well, next time. If one is going to make Bulbo crosses they might as well be big and sequential bloomers with flowers that last more than a day or so. Getting them to be nicely fragrant would help as well, LOL.

    If this takes, I have an arrangement with a grower in Hawaii. He flasks for me and will grow things out. Things grow much faster there than I can grow them. It is a good arrangement for me, I have no initial outlay. I have first option when they are at blooming or near blooming size and buy them back from him at a reasonable price. What I don't want, he get's to sell. I suspect that my first cross, a Catt cross, might be ready later this summer. I have a Paph capsule ready to ship off to him, I have 2 other Maxillaria hybrid pods maturing and fingers crossed that this one took.

    I have only 3 Bulbo hybrids in my collection...the one I am most interested in seeing bloom is phalaenopsis x macrobulbon. They are both in the Section Macrobulbon, so it may be awhile before I will see it bloom.

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    neat lip!

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