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 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Ascochilus nitidus?

This is a discussion on Ascochilus nitidus? within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hi folks, I purchased this as Stereochilus hirtus ---- vendor information removed - see faqs ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    DrOrchid's Avatar
    DrOrchid is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    David
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandeae
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Savannah, Georgia
    Posts
    16
    Member's Country Flag

    Post Ascochilus nitidus?

    Hi folks, I purchased this as Stereochilus hirtus ---- vendor information removed - see faqs on posting ----, these are pics from its second flowering - the plant is mounted and the growths are tightly clustered with succulent leaves that reach about 2 inches at the most. When it flowers it throws up about a dozen very thin inflorescences that max at about 3 inches, the flowers open almost all at the same time and last just a few days at which point the infl. starts to die. I asked a friend, Timothy Choltco, for some help and contacted ---- vendor information removed - see faqs on posting ---- after I took pictures and blew them up (flowers are 1/4 in or smaller) and realized it was not S. hirtus. ----vendor information removed - see faqs on posting ---- l had no idea (did recall them flowering while they had them in stock) and Timothy thinks the best guess is Ascochilus nitidus. The flower is very similar BUT the inflorescences do not continue growing/producing more flowers. These flowers are at the limit of my camera (6MP Panasonic DMC F27) so they are not quite a crisp as I'd like.

    Name:  Stereochilushirtussmall.JPG
Views: 837
Size:  212.5 KB
    Name:  Unknown1-1small.JPG
Views: 521
Size:  144.7 KB
    Name:  unknown1-2small.JPG
Views: 393
Size:  136.8 KB
    Name:  Unknown1-3small.JPG
Views: 626
Size:  104.8 KB


    Thanks for the help!

  2. #2
    DrOrchid's Avatar
    DrOrchid is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    David
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandeae
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Savannah, Georgia
    Posts
    16
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    sorry about the vendor and individual names... first post on any of my orchids...

  3. #3
    gardenguysorchids's Avatar
    gardenguysorchids is offline Don't be afraid to color outside the lines
    Real Name
    Bill
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Paphs, Oncidium,and Catts
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    3,526
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Thanks for sharing. Cool blooms. I like them very much.

  4. #4
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is online now Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,003
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    What a beautiful orchid plant. I like the little blooms. I hope someone will be able to help you with the name. (Welcome to OrchidTalk!)

    cheers,
    BD

  5. #5
    orchids^_^'s Avatar
    orchids^_^ is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Quan
    My Grow Area
    Sunroom
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Compact Catts
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Boulder, Colorado
    Posts
    1,325
    Member's Country Flag

  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

  7. #7
    DrOrchid's Avatar
    DrOrchid is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    David
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandeae
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Savannah, Georgia
    Posts
    16
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    A little more digging and a new contender is popping up... Ascochilus emarginatus...

  8. #8
    Real Name
    Zainal Abidin Bin Othman
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Huntleya, Bollea, Cochleanthes
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Melaka, West Malaysia
    Posts
    12,761
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Very cute I think I have similar plant free flowering thanks for the ID native to Malaysia.Name:  w.jpg
Views: 338
Size:  138.2 KB

  9. #9
    DrOrchid's Avatar
    DrOrchid is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    David
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandeae
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Savannah, Georgia
    Posts
    16
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Very cute I think I have similar plant free flowering thanks for the ID native to Malaysia.Name:  w.jpg
Views: 338
Size:  138.2 KB
    Posted via Mobile Device

  10. #10
    walingwaling's Avatar
    walingwaling is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Ron
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Bulbophyllum, native orchids
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Tacloban city, Leyte
    Posts
    6,064
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DrOrchid View Post
    A little more digging and a new contender is popping up... Ascochilus emarginatus...
    I think you nailed it there, from what i saw on the drawing.
    Beautiful plant btw!!!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Ascochilus leytensis, philippines
    By walingwaling in forum Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: January 23rd, 2011, 08:00 PM

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.