Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24
Like Tree18Likes

Ascocentrum aurantiacum, Aerides quiquevulnera

This is a discussion on Ascocentrum aurantiacum, Aerides quiquevulnera within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This stormy season has brought my Ascocentrums to bloom... 4 of my Ascocentrum are in ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    delphiguy's Avatar
    delphiguy is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Randy
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vanda and Paphiopedilum
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Pampanga, Philippines
    Posts
    3,542
    Member's Country Flag

    Default Ascocentrum aurantiacum, Aerides quiquevulnera

    This stormy season has brought my Ascocentrums to bloom... 4 of my Ascocentrum are in
    flower at the moment but one is quite exceptional... it has 4 spikes. I just can be sure whether
    those 4 spikes originated from the same plant or from a keiki as it has lots of growths. My space
    is really getting small with a steady addition of new plants so naturally I have to make space,
    and I do that by mounting some of my orchids on driftwood... however I made a mistake for
    this one since I've mounted it on the side of the driftwood that is away and hidden from normal
    view and that you have really go into the "jungle" to view it properly, at go outside the fence
    and view it from there.

    Also on this same driftwood I have an Aerides quiquevulnera flowering with 2 spikes and the fragrance
    is very nice... again same mistake as it is mounted on the side away from the view.
    So to take a good photo of them blooming I really have to go into the "jungle" keeping careful
    watch just in case another snake decides to stay and nest there... fortunately there was no snake that
    time, however, I saw some wasps buzzing by.. and since they've been around the garden always and they
    dont seem to be alarmed by my presence (I've been stung 2x prior at the back) i decided to move
    carefully as possible... then I took a shot of the Aerides bloom... I was not happy so I decided to
    take another one.. but this time I tried to grab the spike and hold it in my hand... took a shot and
    boom the wasp stung me in my hand, good thing I didnt dropped the camera. It was really painful, I
    tried to hide the pain from the wife. A few minutes later my hand is swollen and a bit numb... the
    swelling subsided a week later.

    The thing we have to do to take good photos of our orchids... my wife tells me that its time to give
    up the hobby.. I just act like I dont hear her. Now another Aerides is in bloom in that same spot
    with 3 spikes... Id love to apply insecticide but I have mixed feelings as they are pollinating my
    orchids.. all of my papilionanthes have capsules thanks to them. I took a close look the other day and
    noticed that they have built a nest under the leaves of the aerides.. I must have hit it when I reached
    for the spike hence they stung me in defence.


    Anyways here they are. Sorry for the crappy photos in advanced.


    Name:  P1040143.JPG
Views: 411
Size:  217.0 KBName:  P1040139.JPG
Views: 253
Size:  246.3 KB
    Name:  P1040153.JPG
Views: 226
Size:  193.3 KBName:  P1040154.JPG
Views: 291
Size:  251.7 KB

  2. #2
    delphiguy's Avatar
    delphiguy is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Randy
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vanda and Paphiopedilum
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Pampanga, Philippines
    Posts
    3,542
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Heres the photo of Ascocentrum aurantiacum with 4 spikes as view from outside the fence.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  3. #3
    lakshmanamoorthy's Avatar
    lakshmanamoorthy is offline Orchid addict
    Real Name
    selvi
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Dendrobium and phals
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    coimbatore , India
    Posts
    1,194
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    very nice Randy.

  4. #4
    delphiguy's Avatar
    delphiguy is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Randy
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vanda and Paphiopedilum
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Pampanga, Philippines
    Posts
    3,542
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Thanks selvi.

  5. #5
    vandagirl's Avatar
    vandagirl is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Willeke
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandaceous orchids, Cattleya
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Leidschendam ,Holland
    Posts
    437
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Wow. Very cute and such a nice size.

  6. #6
    catttan's Avatar
    catttan is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Yew-Sung
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    cattleyas, vandaceous,paphios
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia
    Posts
    15,877
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Great shots Randy, in spite of the wasp sting! My wife complains that i take more trouble in photographing my orchids than I do in photographing her. Not true. Your quinquevulnera are spotted? That aurantiacum will look awesome when all 4 spikes are in bloom.

  7. #7
    delphiguy's Avatar
    delphiguy is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Randy
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vanda and Paphiopedilum
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Pampanga, Philippines
    Posts
    3,542
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Thanks Yew, VandaGirl... well my wife have the same complaints, when photographing the plants I take multiple shots and pick the best one... but when photographing her I just take one
    snap and thats it (most of the time)... yes the quinquevulnera is spotted, and its much more better to look at now since the whole spike has opened... too bad cant take a good photo of it.
    Im actually thinking of re-mounting it to another place somewhere where it can be appreciated when in bloom, but that would mean damaging the roots, wife agrees with the idea, i just dont think I have the courage to do so.

  8. #8
    PhilsDC is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Derek
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandeae and Podochileae Tribes
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    646
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Flowers of your Aerides is very fresh and fascinating.

  9. #9
    cdayinflorida's Avatar
    cdayinflorida is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Cathy
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandaceous
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Riverview, Florida
    Posts
    5,701
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Love them both. Beautiful blooms. Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. #10
    mujacko2002's Avatar
    mujacko2002 is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    mojamoja
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    cattleyas, bromeliads & vandas
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Cavite, Philippines
    Posts
    759
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Mabuhay!

    Congratulations!! those are beautiful!!! i want those orchids!!!!

    Yeah, the things we do just to get our orchids sit on a comfortable position or photographing them. hahahahaa..i can totally relate. Anyway, just in case you're not into the hobby anymore i'm here to adopt them. hehehehehehe

    Anyway, regarding wasps, if i may suggest, don't use pesticides instead just turn on the hose and spray their hives just be sure that you are a few feet away from where they are so that you have time to run and hide. Or put a burning cigarette under the hive (be very careful) or in an area where the smoke will get to them to drive them away. JMTCW.

    Godbless

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Ascocentrum aurantiacum
    By ManilaByNight in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: April 27th, 2011, 05:40 PM
  2. Ascocentrum aurantiacum
    By delphiguy in forum Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: March 18th, 2011, 08:45 AM
  3. Ascocentrum aurantiacum, philippines
    By walingwaling in forum Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: January 8th, 2011, 10:50 PM
  4. Ascocentrum aurantiacum
    By delphiguy in forum Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: September 15th, 2010, 10:12 AM
  5. Ascocentrum aurantiacum and Ascocentrum miniatum
    By delphiguy in forum Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: February 22nd, 2010, 01:20 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.