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Opening process of Coryanthes speciosa

This is a discussion on Opening process of Coryanthes speciosa within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This time only one flower, within 2 hours the shape is completely transformed into final ...

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    Default Opening process of Coryanthes speciosa

    This time only one flower, within 2 hours the shape is completely transformed into final stage...alien. The fluids collected in this bucket has ointment taste like methyl salicylic acid. Very sweet.
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    Wow .. wonderful great photos .. Congrats

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    AWESOME flower! Love it and the pics. Congratulations.

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    lovely and weird.... somehow it resembles something familiar...
    I want one.

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    Cool progression shots, Zain. What a strange shaped orchid bloom.

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    Wow, I was a little scared when I saw the first picture, was not quite sure whether I'm on the right side... Fantastic shots Zain, really!

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    I've always liked these though I've never tried to grow one myself. Nice color!

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    Quote Originally Posted by delphiguy View Post
    lovely and weird.... somehow it resembles something familiar...
    I want one.
    Completely my first thought! LOL! What brought you to taste the secretions? And how do you know that they taste like methyl salicylic acid?

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