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Israel Ophrys orchids

This is a discussion on Israel Ophrys orchids within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by cakedaddy Does it have the shiny, reflective speculum? I will have to ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    Does it have the shiny, reflective speculum?
    I will have to look again tomorrow. I don't see it in the photo, but I don't really have a good closeup of the bloom. The grey part in the center may be reflective. Good question!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    Does it have the shiny, reflective speculum?
    Just checked and no, the first orchid bloom open doesn't appear to be reflective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Just checked and no, the first orchid bloom open doesn't appear to be reflective.

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    For some reason, I thought they all had a reflective surface...I just remember reading the Nat Geo article that was linked a while ago and being fascinated by the "pseudocopulation." That is why I remembered these so well.

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    Here is a couple more shots of this orchid with multiple blooms:





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    I like the look of the flowers and the actual plant. Its cultural requirements are unique and certainly easy in the warm months. Enjoyed this post Bruce. AL

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    I have a couple of ground orchids that I ordered a few years ago. I sit and look at the empty pots for months on end. Sometimes something comes up, sometimes not. I'm hoping someday they actually bloom. lol Looks like yours is doing well....and i really like the flowers on this one. Cool looking...

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    Nice one BD. You have to be careful with the terrestrials that remain dormant throughout most of the year. I had my resting Harbenaria sumatrana thrown away by my wife, together with the soil, because she needed the pot for one of her plants!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Nice one BD. You have to be careful with the terrestrials that remain dormant throughout most of the year. I had my resting Harbenaria sumatrana thrown away by my wife, together with the soil, because she needed the pot for one of her plants!!!
    luckily, I am the only one here that cleans in the greenhouse. Hopefully, I will not do that. hahaha...

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