Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26
Like Tree2Likes

Esmeralda clarkei

This is a discussion on Esmeralda clarkei within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I've this plant already for four years, but they are my first flowers. I didn't ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    lanhua is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Mietek
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Gastrochilus, Trichoglottis,
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,364
    Member's Country Flag

    Default Esmeralda clarkei

    I've this plant already for four years, but they are my first flowers. I didn't expect, the flowers are so big. Around 5 cm across.
    Attached Images Attached Images    

  2. #2
    Roy's Avatar
    Roy
    Roy is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Roy Lee
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya, Ascda, Vanda, Paphs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    2,669
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Have you seen Esmeralda cathcartii ???? Its a lot bigger in flower size and imo, even more visually impressive. Not to say this isn't, this is very pretty.

  3. #3
    lanhua is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Mietek
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Gastrochilus, Trichoglottis,
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,364
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    No Roy, I know just clarkei and bella. Cathcartii, from India I just from pictures. Do you have one?

  4. #4
    Roy's Avatar
    Roy
    Roy is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Roy Lee
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya, Ascda, Vanda, Paphs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    2,669
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    No I don't, I want one but those that have it for sale want too much for it. Its not common here and they try and capitalise on that fact.

  5. #5
    Real Name
    Zainal Abidin Bin Othman
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Huntleya, Bollea, Cochleanthes
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Melaka, West Malaysia
    Posts
    12,761
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Wow.... this is so beautiful never seen this one,looked at the labellum very unique is it hot or intermediate? Any fragrant?

  6. #6
    lanhua is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Mietek
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Gastrochilus, Trichoglottis,
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,364
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I understand. Esmeralda clarkei is widespread in Asia, cathcartii is native just to Sikkim and Nepal.

  7. #7
    lanhua is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Mietek
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Gastrochilus, Trichoglottis,
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,364
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Zainal, no fragrant
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  8. #8
    Lars.Kurth is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Lars Kurth
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Renanthera & Angraecoids
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    385
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    These are wonderful: yours does not look like a typical form of clarkei... slightly more bulky and coarser tiger pattern. I have cathartii as well, but never managed to flower it. Whereas clarkei does after a hot summer
    Posted via Mobile Device

  9. #9
    catttan's Avatar
    catttan is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Yew-Sung
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    cattleyas, vandaceous,paphios
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia
    Posts
    15,877
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Very beautiful.

  10. #10
    ang709's Avatar
    ang709 is offline Loves 'chids
    Real Name
    Angie
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    1,668

    Default

    I like it! The markings do remind me of a tiger.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Arachnanthe (Esmeralda) clarkei culture
    By ozorchid in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: July 21st, 2007, 08:59 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.