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Ornithocephalus myrticola

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    Default Ornithocephalus myrticola

    This dwarf species - epiphyte with no pseduobulbs - from the humid forests of Brazil, Bolivia and Peru is a cool to hot grower. The column resemble bird heads, therefore its name Ornithocephalus (bird head). Flowers are lemon scented; size is about half cm.
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    Great plant.
    I have one which looks almost identical and is labelled bicornis: do you know how bicornis differs from myrticola?
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    love it and super shots branka!

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    Very nice....

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    Oh, I really admire the third photograph. That one bloom is mesmerizing.

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    How can you keep your orchids cool in your Wardian case?

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    Very nice and unusual.

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    Lars - I think O. bicornis is even a little bit smaller: mine has about 6 mm wide flowers, yours about 4mm. The leaves are smaller too and I think the column is more yellowish.
    Mietek - I don't keep them cool, there are no all orchids from south America cool grower

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    Love the green striping

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    Very unusual fan shaped leaves, also! And lemon scented flowers,too! WOW! this is a wonderful orchid, Branka. Thanks for the pics....Betty :-)

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