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Gongora chocoensis alba - a real white gongora !

This is a discussion on Gongora chocoensis alba - a real white gongora ! within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; The other "alba" Gongoras I have flowered have been green, brown, yellow, - you name ...

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    Default Gongora chocoensis alba - a real white gongora !

    The other "alba" Gongoras I have flowered have been green, brown, yellow, - you name it. When I complained, I was told rather sniffily that in the orchids, alba means no red in the flower. Clearly these guys didn't learn latin the way I did .
    However, I have to accept that orchid traders have been conning growers for a hundred years in this way, so there is a good precedent.
    But here is the real m'coy.
    My plant likes my conditions and now has 8 new growths ; interestingly five were at the back and three at the front, and all the flowers at the front When I took it down to photograph today. . But maybe I don't always put it back the same way after taking down for a dunking. I'm not even sure whether the flowers developed to the side... so I have no idea hiw to get more, all round the plamt. pay attention Dorsetman - you are missing a trick here !
    One of thes pics is taken from above the spike -and looking at the image I am reminded of a fl;ight of bats or maybe swallows ?


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    White dragons in flight ...... lovely!

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    Very beautiful Geoff I like it.

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    Oh wow, Geoff, that is a stunning orchid. Love all the blooms. At first I thought that the spike was really huge compared to the plant, then I realized that the first two photos are just that - two photos- side by side creating the allusion that that orchid plant in the first photograph has a super huge spike. hahah... Lovely white blooms sir!

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    Very Beautiful !!!

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    Superb Geoff! Great planting!

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    Love those Gongora's even if the blooms are not long lasting. Your Gongora's are particularly well grown Geoff and quite beautiful. My first time seeing a photo of this 'alba' form. AL

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    wow! they look like sheets in the wind, or better still, GHOSTS!

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    WOW very beautiful flowers and really amazing photos ! I agree they do look like albino bats in flight in photo no. 4, in others thy look like a combination of many different flying mythical creatures. And the plant is so healthy ! Congrats on this true latin ALBA hehe

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