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Black Orchid

This is a discussion on Black Orchid within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Holy cow! THat maxillaria schunkeana is the truest to black flower that I have ever ...

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    Holy cow! THat maxillaria schunkeana is the truest to black flower that I have ever seen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meg25 View Post
    Holy cow! THat maxillaria schunkeana is the truest to black flower that I have ever seen!
    I agree! So dark.

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    It will take a few years befor the price breaks on the "black" 'chids, I bet! There is now a "black" budgerigar being bred, called an anthrocite, that is costing several thousands whan one can find it on the market.

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    Cindi, I googled the black budgie and there was this amazing website on all the different colours of budgies... what an amazing bird it is... so beautiful in all it's different combinations.

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    Love the Fred Clarke That Paph isn't half bad either. Looks like a very refined Maudiae type Vini

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    For the most part. However, most collections do have at least Maxillaria tenuifolia (The Coconut Orchid)

    Quote Originally Posted by dougroc View Post
    Hmmm, I'm not familiar with the Maxillaria genus, is it commonly grown?

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    guess what! I was at an orchid nursery helping out today (weeding.. although I was probably more trouble than help ) anyways, there was this Maxillaria schuneana there and it is as black as that picture! I should have taken another pic! Maybe next time I'm up there.

    Like this thread lots at the moment.. I wonder if there are other "Black Orchids"...

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