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Pleurothallis phalangifera

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    Default Pleurothallis phalangifera

    this would probably be the longest named orchid I have.. and as usual the flowers are on the smallish side..

    Pleurothallis phalangifera


    and for something less sinister looking... the glamour shot.



    Pleurothallis phalangifera is a South American species found in the mountains of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezueala. It is a cool growing species... well it better be coz it grows just out in my backyard where we experience single digit temperatures (oh that would be celsius)! Medium light, ie less than Cattleya light, but more than Phalaenopsis light.

    The plant stands at around 10 cm tall and looks like a green skewer topped off by a single heart shaped leaf. Where the leaf joins the skewer is where the flower's inflorescence comes from (i guess similar to Cattleyas).

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    Wow.... the red colour very striking Tim, any fragrant?

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    That is gorgeous, thank you for the pictures and the information!

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    Tim, you said it's growing in your back yard..... Can I come by... Make sure you are not there! LOL!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! Stunning!!!!!!!!
    Last edited by margo; May 10th, 2009 at 01:50 PM.

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    Congrats !!

    WOW ! It must be on my wishlist !

    I must my orchiddealer directly

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    Man, that is dark and wonderful!!

    Cheers,
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    lol @ Margo and Andrea... and Andrea, I am surprised you don't already have one in your collection... your collection is awesome!

    Thanks Bruce, Carrie, Zain for the lovely comments.

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    Gosh, what a strange lovely bloom!

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    I LOVE it !!!!
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