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Bulbo smitinandii

This is a discussion on Bulbo smitinandii within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This was purchased as a purople-lipped Philippine species I believe it to be Bulbo smitinandii, ...

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    Default Bulbo smitinandii

    This was purchased as a purople-lipped Philippine species I believe it to be Bulbo smitinandii, an Indo-China species. The flower is about 1.5" tall. This will bloom on and off during the warmer months It is grown bright, mounted on treefern.




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    Very elegant! I love the curves! Thanks for the side and front shots. It really helps us see how these flowers are shaped. Nice!

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    lovely... the shape is pretty cool and the lip really stands out from the orangey yellow...

    hey Ron, what's the minimum temps that your Bulbo's have to deal with?

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    Gorgeous Ron! Thanks for sharing the photos!

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    OHhhh... I really like the way the lateral sepals kind of fold in on this one, I'm gonna have to get one of these too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bench72 View Post
    lovely... the shape is pretty cool and the lip really stands out from the orangey yellow...

    hey Ron, what's the minimum temps that your Bulbo's have to deal with?
    I don't have control of the greenhouse temps..Winter lows are 60 F max high are 85. Most of the Bulbos would prefer warmer than intermediate but beggars can't be choosers. I grow in a friend's commercial greenhouses. He specializes in Paphs and Phrags.

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    hmmm.... 60f = 15.5 celsius... that's like a whole ten degrees celsius more than what I can provide....

    guess, I'm gonna have to keep enjoying them through your posts!

    post script: I just realised that vicariously enjoying it is better for my wallet...
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    That is a really lovely bulbo Ron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bench72 View Post
    post script: I just realised that vicariously enjoying it is better for my wallet...
    and your nose

    I find that once you get beyond a certain point...the rest of collecting is not as expensive...I increase my collection through trading.

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    lol, yes.. I quite forgot about the 'fragrance' on these beauties...

    it's funny, there's always that one species that I have to pay that little bit extra to have... the latest is Paph randsii... it's on it's way, in flasks... but gosh almighty, I have to really hide the receipt for it!

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