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Sievekingia suavis

This is a discussion on Sievekingia suavis within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; According to my taxonomic botanist friends, or at least the DNA merchants, Sievekingia can be ...

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    Default Sievekingia suavis

    According to my taxonomic botanist friends, or at least the DNA merchants, Sievekingia can be regarded as a the prototype or primeval form of the genus Stanhopea . Simple flowers, as befits a prototype or primeval form - they get more complicated as they evolve, like TV remote controls and Car radios ( to the point where we say, "when are the grandchildren coming ? Or even nowadays, when the grandchildren are forgetting their 21st birthdays, when are the great-grandchildren coming...) "They can programme this thing for us..."

    As was said about Sotoseranthus lately ( or was that just me, talking to myself ?) , these thin-leaved South American "interesting" and a bit off-beat, rarely-seen species,usually have very well-worth while flowers, but you can't hang about if you want to take snaps of them - they don't last long. Thats a six inch net pot btw. two spikes as you can see, a 100% improvement on last year...

    I have been keen on this genus since I was oh so fortunate as to see another of the species in flower with a most amazing fimbriated lip, when in ( I think) Monte Verde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica. I'm still looking for a plant of that species, and don't now remember the name I keyed out, so buy any species in the genus when I see them, hoping for Mr Right to come along.
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    This is stunning. Geoff, you can get S reichenbachiana ---vendor name removed - see FAqs on posting ----, if they still have them. They have fimbriated lips, but the plants are very small seedlings which will take a few years to get to flowering size.

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    Congratulations Geoff on the double spike/double blooms. These as you say are uniquely beautiful. To put it simply , I like everything about them. AL

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    Wonderful! Thanks for the introduction to this orchid!

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    Interesting - never seen or heard of one before. Thanks for sharing.

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    Geoff, they truly look like something that belongs in a cloud forest - congratulations to you for your care that produced these spikes! I truly appreciate the knowledge you impart with these beauties.

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    Nice clone Geoff.

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    Very nice thanks for sharing.

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