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Cirrhopetalum makoyanum

This is a discussion on Cirrhopetalum makoyanum within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I picked up two of these plants a few months back at a local retailer ...

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    I picked up two of these plants a few months back at a local retailer for a steal (out of bloom). Each have multiple new growths and this one has spiked and bloomed already! These aren't my favorites but are still very cool. Each flower has a small (<1mm) suspended portion that 'flutters' in a breeze. It does has a fragrance that isn't too offensive but also isn't all that pleasant. Enjoy!

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    THAT is COOL! So, each of those is an individual flower? Is that right? Did you happen to take a pic of the whole plant? If so, please post it. That is really amazing. The 11 mini-torches make it look so amazing--like it is on fire! It looks like 11 winged insects gathered around something good to eat! I cannot wait for some of the bulbos that Sue traded with us bloom. I hope we have one like this!

    DID I mention that THAT IS COOL!

    Thanks so much for sharing it. What a find!

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    those do look cool. I think they kinda look like those fancy fans that ladies use in the Southern US. Very nice.

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    That is awesome! I'm starting to really like those. I keep looking at them in catalogs, but have an issue dishing out the $$ for them. Great find, I'm a wee jealous!

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    Here is a picture of the whole plant for you BD. The flowers in this shot are a bit out of focus but you can refer to the original post for the detail shot. The clump of flowers is approximately 3-4 inches in diameter and is somewhat disc shaped as this picture shows. The leaves are 6-8 inches tall. This plant has 3 new leads - all of which should bloom around the same time in a few months if I can keep the conditions right - that will be very cool! I don't have any idea how long the flowers will last - time will tell. Thanks for looking!

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    Christopher, that is really cool. Thanks for the pic!

    BTW, interesting background in the photo. If you don't mind, what are those wooden things back there?

    Cheers!
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    Very nice Bulbo, one of the only few that I like. Sorry, but I have to ask, "does it stink"?

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Default Cirr. makoyanum

    I have been fancying these for a while, but all of the books I have say that these aren't the easiest to grow. Very nice pic!, now to show the wife! mwaa haaa haaa

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    BD - I was told they are spools for twine/string but I'm honestly not quite sure. You can find them in most antique stores. These came with the other half - they look cool so I've never questioned him on what they are. Most of our furniture is brazilian wood and so these complement the decor nicely.

    Tanya - the smell is not pleasant, but it also isn't that strong. I'm not generally a fan of the 'stinky' ones so I'm thankful that I can enjoy these blooms without having to keep the windows open!

    I've only had these for a few months which is hardly enough time for me to kill it - or show that I can really grow it! If I can rebloom it on the next bulbs that mature I'll be very happy.

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    That is neat , I like it . Those are antique spools very nice . Gin

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