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Bulb longissimum and Other Orchids in Bloom

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    Wink Bulb longissimum and Other Orchids in Bloom

    Those who have been following my recent posts will know that I have been complaining about the rain.Last weekend there was a break in the weather so the Mrs and I decided to go for a drive and before we knew it we had covered over 50 miles. We realised we were quite close to a friend's place and decided to pay him a visit to see his orchids.Was fascinated by some of his species that were blooming.

    Pic #1 - Bulb longissimum with petals measuring over 30 ins!
    Pic #2 - Habenaria carnea, rare and found only in the limestone area here in
    the state of Perlis showing the beautiful leaves.
    Pic #3 - Flowers of Habenaria carnea, faded a bit; normally light pink
    Pic #4 - Den bracteosum from Papua New Guinea - dark pink form

    Sorry for the poor photos as I had to use the Mrs' compact digital camera.I had left my DSLR at home.
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    Not my 'cup-of-tea ' but beauty is in the eye of the beholder,

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    wow look at that bulbo.... thanks for sharing this.....

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    I find # 4 quite magical indeed! Thanks for sharing.

    Michael

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    Love the first bulbo, Bulb longissimum. Thanks for posting these.

    Cheers,
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    I really like the Bulb. longissimum. It's on my wish list. The Den. bracteosum is beautiful also.

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    The dend is my favorite, terrific color. But they are all wonderful. Isn't it so special to live in a world with such beauty!

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    You are so right, Mary. What's more special is that we are able to share this on OTF.

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    Love the longissimum !! Its a beauty!And the foliage in the Habenaria is very eye-catching. It is special all the variety of orchids we get to see from all over the world on this forum! Thanks for sharing your pics!

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    Thank you, Diane. You are the only one who has commented on the leaves of the Habenaria.Actually they are part of the beauty of this plant. The leaves have a satiny texture and are very attractive even without the blooms.Some taxonomists think that this plant is a variety of H rhodosticta but the flower has a fuller shape and a much bigger lip.

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