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Phaius francoisii

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    Default Phaius francoisii

    I have been growing this for some five or more years, wondering how I could make it flower, or is it big enough anyway ; then suddenly up popped this spike. Flowers about 6 cm across, quite a remarkable lip !
    Has not always been a Phaius - although the foliage looks like a smaller version of the well-known P.tankervilliae, the bulbs are much harder and more definite - maybe thats just a matter of sheathing leaves .Seen here in a five inch pot ; the spike is some 2 foot high.

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    Um, your plants are gorgeous. If I'm ever on the other side of the pond, I'm visiting your orchids! LOL!

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    This is such a pretty flower - a beautiful dove bursting out of there!

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    unique and very beautiful!

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    A very extraordinary orchid Geoff. Though I am sure it is hard to find over here in the States, I will keep a eye out for it. After five years I bet that spike was a pleasant surprise! AL

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    certainly showy!!!

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    That is a really interesting orchid bloom. I have had a phaius for quite some time now, but no blooms so far. I think it is old enough to bloom, just hasn't done it yet.

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    Orchid teaches you perseverance and look at the reward, Congrats Geoff.

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    Interesting phaius species... I only have tankervilliae...

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    Very pretty never seen this one.

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