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TAIWAN = HAPPINESS...please dont hate, but i have to brag!!!

This is a discussion on TAIWAN = HAPPINESS...please dont hate, but i have to brag!!! within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by catttan We live and learn - so the Schomburgkia is now a ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    We live and learn - so the Schomburgkia is now a banana orchid. Oh yes, we also have a coconut orchid; the Tiger orchid of South America which is not the same as the Malaysian Tiger Orchid; the Dove orchid of Panama which grows on the ground and the Pigeon Orchid of Malaysia which grows on the trees.........

    Thanks Shane for the info. I must admit the pseudobulbs do look like bananas, though a bit shrivelled, unlike our Malaysian bananas.LOL
    ya, it seems the nickname of banana orchid is all they know here in taiwan... 'xiang jiao lan' is what i had to go asking for, and if you say that with a bit of a wink wink nudge nudge it can imply something along the line of impotence...luckily i was dealing with professionals...but my non-orchid friends giggled a bit when i said it...my tones arent what they should be ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by smurphr View Post
    ya, it seems the nickname of banana orchid is all they know here in taiwan... 'xiang jiao lan' is what i had to go asking for, and if you say that with a bit of a wink wink nudge nudge it can imply something along the line of impotence...luckily i was dealing with professionals...but my non-orchid friends giggled a bit when i said it...my tones arent what they should be ;-)
    Haha , Shane, being of Chinese origin I know what you mean.

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