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In Bloom now, need ID please

This is a discussion on In Bloom now, need ID please within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I've had this orchid for about 7yrs and this is it's first bloom. I think ...

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    Default In Bloom now, need ID please

    I've had this orchid for about 7yrs and this is it's first bloom. I think it's cute, but have no idea what it is. Can you help?
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    Encyclia bractescens...

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    Wow, pretty encyclia! That one is still on my "to buy" list.

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    Wow, thanks Clint.

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    Wow Mary..7 years and this is your first bloom? I fry mine and give it direct sun. Yours looks very healthy but I can tell from the leaves you aren't giving it the sun it loves.

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    Such a pretty bloom. Nice growing, Mary!

    cheers,
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    Very pretty !!

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    Yep, keep this guy very bright. Leaves and pbulbs should have a red'ish tint on them.

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    You guys are right about the sun.Since I had no idea what it was until Clint gave me the ID I kept it in morning sun only. But it's in full sun now. Thanks for all the nice comments.

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    Hi Mary, That is just lovely! I especially like the encyclias, and so I looked that one up. It should have a slight scent, and is a species from Central America. Wish I had one... Betty in Texas

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