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Sarcoglottis sceptrodes

This is a discussion on Sarcoglottis sceptrodes within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hey all, here's an interesting terrestrial orchid. Its got nicely patterned jewel orchid style foliage, ...

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    Hey all, here's an interesting terrestrial orchid. Its got nicely patterned jewel orchid style foliage, and the spike got to about 3 feet long. The scent was strange, lemon and sweet but with some strong pungent undertones.

    The blooms are dying away, but for illustration purposes I went outside this morning to quickly get an extra pic that shows the whole thing. The spike has finally gotten so long it is bending over under its own weight....
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    bizarre and lovely bloom, cant see the foliage clearly but im sure its an extra bonus!

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    Wow...what an incredible spike! Awesome!!!!!

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    That is so strange. i like it though!


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    What a strange and beautiful plant. It almost doesn't look like an orchid plant to me and looks almost like a pitcher plant.

    Love the green flowers and it blends so well with the other green plants in the background that you could miss it if you don't look closely.

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    Thanks guys, it is an interesting little fellow with a huge spike! (And Ron, I'll get a good foliage pic for you so you can see the detail.)

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    neat, this is something I've never seen

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