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Comparettia speciosa a tiny orchid

This is a discussion on Comparettia speciosa a tiny orchid within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is a tiny orchid ; Comparettia speciosa. Has the interesting trick ( like "shop" ...

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    Default Comparettia speciosa a tiny orchid

    This is a tiny orchid ; Comparettia speciosa. Has the interesting trick ( like "shop" phallys and Tolumnias, of starting a branch with a new set of flowers, if the old flower spike is cut back to a node. Here are pics of the July flowering, and then the lastest set of flowers from a branch on the original spike. Flowers 4cm high - big for the plant.
    These comparettias are all a great joy ; the main problem is finding plants. I have only three of the species so far , although there are not many more, but most I have never seen listed ; our friends in Ecuador list a couple of hybrids, but do not have them for sale - maybe not big eneough to sell yet, since even flowering size plants fit into a thimble, apart from the leaves - say 3 inches or so long.
    Twig epiphytes, I grow them, usually on bark or tree fern bits, sprayed very frequently , twice a day in summer, and at least every other day now. I am trying one plant in S/H as an experiment.

    OOPs I seem to have posted the same picture twice, instead of two different ones ... I'll have to sort that out and put the right 2nd pic up, soon....
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    Just lovely. I am really starting to like the tiny ones.

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    Very lovely mini.

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    Default the missing pic

    Not , now I look again, that the second pic contributes much, except to show that the 2nd blooming is just as nice, same size, same colour, etc, as the first ; any apparent differences are just lighting or the way I handled levels, in Photoshop etc.,.
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    Great color on this little orchid!

    Cheers,
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    Next to blue orange is a favorite color of mine. I very much like these.

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    Nice warm color!

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    Very beautiful mini, adorable!

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    Excellent colour Geoff. Good growing.

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