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Cymbidium rectum

This is a discussion on Cymbidium rectum within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Managed to snap this one the moment it opened up....

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    Smile Cymbidium rectum

    Managed to snap this one the moment it opened up.




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    got a giggle when i've read the name, i wonder why it was named like that, as it is very
    pretty.

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    With a name like that, I hope it's not scented!

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    The name got me too so I did a check and thats the name, apparently it refers to the spike habit, " erect". Their knowledge of anatomy is a little wanting.

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    I agree, unfortunate name, but lovely flowers.

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    Undoubtably the poor thing is often the "butt" of many jokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    Undoubtably the poor thing is often the "butt" of many jokes.

    Such an unfortunate name but beautiful orchid. When I saw the thread title, I thought that maybe a spammer got into the forum. LOL. Funny name.

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    funny thread this....

    and a beautiful flower!

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    What a name for such a lovely orchid! Roy, if it had been 'erectum', I wonder what the comments would be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    What a name for such a lovely orchid! Roy, if it had been 'erectum', I wonder what the comments would be?
    Nice upright inflorescense? LOL

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