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Encyclia atropurpurea

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    This just opened, flowers about the size of a quarter. Sue got the other half of this division for the prize a few months back--Sue, yours should be about ready! Anyway, neat plant and blooms.....
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    Very pretty.
    I,m just getting into Encyclias(just got a cochleata in bud).

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    I love it ,very pretty ! is it the same as the cordigera? Gin

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    Wow, nice colours and the shape reminds me of an octopus... with arms coming towards ya... hmm, sounds like an ex... anyways...

    Thanks Louis, this one's going on the wish list.

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    They're neat plants--I give them about as much light as Oncidium and they seem happy.

    Gin, you're abslutely right. It's a synonym for cordigera, and actually, I should have listed it as cordigera. Need to change that label....

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    Yes, encyclias are way cool. That is a beauty.

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    I thought it looked familiar , mine is in bloom too , the P bulbs remind me of fat onions . Gin

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    Encyclias RULE!


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    About the name of this thing: Prem caught this a while back--apparently the new name isn't Encyclia at all, it's now under Epidendrum. The right name for this plant should be Epidendrum cordigerum.

    Sorry for any confusion....

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    My division should be blooming any day now. I'll post a pic here when it does. It'll be interesting to see how our different cultural conditions affect the bloom shape/color/etc.

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