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"Foxtail" Rhynchostylis Retusa

This is a discussion on "Foxtail" Rhynchostylis Retusa within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Like every year when the Monsoon season comes, the Foxtails bloom profusely here in Phuket! ...

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    Talking "Foxtail" Rhynchostylis Retusa

    Like every year when the Monsoon season comes, the Foxtails bloom profusely here in Phuket! Enjoy.

    Cheers, Michael
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    Very nice Michael. The leaves on your retusa look very different from the ones found here. Yours seem to have broader leaves. However the flowers look the same.

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    Michael, that is interesting. In my greenhouse no trace of monsoon, but my "foxtail" is also flowering.

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    awesome display in the driveway!

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    How lovely to see it growing on a tree like that! Your garden looks so good. Is that a papaya tree in the background?

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    Lovely ! Mine will bloom in another 2 weeks or so. Its always a pleasure to see orchids blooming on natural mounts like here.

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    Very nice Michael. The leaves on your retusa look very different from the ones found here. Yours seem to have broader leaves. However the flowers look the same.
    Yew I have both the types of R. retusas, the broad leaved onces from North east Indian temperate forests and light coloured narrow leaved ones from tropical forests in my state, the flowers are a bit different in colouration form and size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Lovely ! Mine will bloom in another 2 weeks or so. Its always a pleasure to see orchids blooming on natural mounts like here.



    Yew I have both the types of R. retusas, the broad leaved onces from North east Indian temperate forests and light coloured narrow leaved ones from tropical forests in my state, the flowers are a bit different in colouration form and size.
    Thanks Amey for the info. I didn't know about the broad-leaved retusa. The only broad-leaved rhyncostylis i've seen is Rhyncostylis gigantea.

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    That is so beautiful. What a display of blooms!

    Cheers,
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    wow thats alot of bloooms, really nice =O

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