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Bulb longissimum (collettii)

This is a discussion on Bulb longissimum (collettii) within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Woo hoo Jane! Those look just great--so exotic! I can't wait till my little seedlings ...

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    Woo hoo Jane!

    Those look just great--so exotic!

    I can't wait till my little seedlings get blooming sized.

    Very nicely mounted, too!

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    Gilda-It does get good light & if you notice that the spike on this shot above it is coming out of a newly formed growth.The leaf is just opened a little bit not like the other 'shrivelled growths that you see with wide open leaves' I water every day.I grow it hanging from the top tier over a bench.Maybe I should pad it on the bottom with sphagnum to help keep them plumper but I'm not sure if it needs to look desiccated to bloom.'Tis a puzzlement.

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    Tim-Bench72--this is for you.The smell? Imagine moldy mown grass.That's my take when I put my nose into the plant today.

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    Oh wow, I love the smell of newly mown grass... oh hold on you said moldy... ummm, hmmm... it's still very pretty! Thanks Jane.

    Cheers
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    nicely done. I dont see the longissimum though, is it suppose to be a hybrid with collettii and longissimum?

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    I don't know Forrest.I thought that collettii was just another name for longissimum The collettii was just in brackets after longissimum on the tag.

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    Aha Forrest, I just looked it up on Jay's site as collettii which said to look at wendlandianum.The pic there looks like mine .Now I'll have to check out longissimum & see what that is all about.

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    collettii is its own species, synonym wendlandianum.

    check these out for comparison.

    collettii

    longissimum

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    very bizarre. two thumbs up.

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    Jane, it could be a hybrid as Forest said, the collettii doesn't have the long petals as your do.. so that may be where the longissimum comes into play.

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