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Thunia alba

This is a discussion on Thunia alba within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; It's my first time that it blooms with such short stem. In situ this species ...

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    Default Thunia alba

    It's my first time that it blooms with such short stem. In situ this species grows on stone.
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    Gorgeous ! I just love mounted plants !

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    That is such a cool looking mounted orchid. I like the way it grows. Nice.

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    Hi Zuoxin

    A beautiful plant. I have seen various Thunia mounted, but not Alba. It is interesting to see the more squat growth on mounted Thunias. In soil or mulch they so get a lot taller and more robust.

    Some species grow epiphytically in the wild, but more often lithophytically or terrestrially I have seen.

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    Nice alba form. I always thought Thunia are terrestrial.

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    check the thread I made on T. bensoniae and the pics

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    Zuoxin, this is so beautiful plant: I especially like the colour of hairy lip. Have never grown this species before, baybe it is time to do that.

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    Generally Thunia can grow as epiphytes, but need lots of moisture when in growth or the will be short caned. They will still put on a good show though and dop well

    I have seen this species on bare rock in in-situ Myanmar, and again short canes. When terrestrial in Nth Thailand, it had long canes and a bit better blooms

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    I know, that Thunia can grow as epiphytes, but I prefered the coulture in the pot.

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    very lovely plant indeed!

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