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Ceratostylis phillipinensis .. now where did I leave my microscope...

This is a discussion on Ceratostylis phillipinensis .. now where did I leave my microscope... within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by lanhua Geoff, for me, for Ceratostylis philippinensis, are the leaves to wide. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lanhua View Post
    Geoff, for me, for Ceratostylis philippinensis, are the leaves to wide. It looks like Cer. senile, but I have to see full open flowers. There should be some pink marking.
    Thank you Meczyslaw ,and also Tom - , after looking to see what IOSPE says, senilis seems likely - strongly grooved terete leaves are definitely here.
    The nursery ( an Italian one, which I expect you know) has some good plants at reasonable prices, and lists a lot of stuff hard to fiund in Europe - but their name tags are a bit hit and miss.
    Since I have only hasd the plant a few days I have no idea if the flowers are going to increase i size or develop colour spots , but I'll be on the look-out.

    Thanks again.

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    I dont see hairs on the sepals, hence the name "senilis".

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    Nice gift. I like the whole "i choose" and "she pays" too. hahaha.... clever! Cute white orchid blooms.

    cheers,
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    Hi, my Ceratostylis phippinensis arrived this week too, not in flower so it was nice to see your photos, thanks.

    I have a Isabelia virginalis which is the tiniest orchid I've ever seen. It's only flowered once but I was pleased as I'm growing my orchids in the house

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    [QUOTE=Mohli;297085]Hi, my Ceratostylis phippinensis arrived this week too, not in flower so it was nice to see your photos, thanks.

    I have a Isabelia virginalis which is the tiniest orchid I've ever seen. It's only flowered once but I was pleased as I'm growing my orchids in the house

    Mo[/QUOTe

    I do admire growers who can produce results with proper orchids, growing them in the house. I don't call shop phallies real orchids - buy I also admire growers who can grow shop phallies in a heated greenhouse and succeed - for boht are examples of the human spirit conquering adversity.

    But, Mo, don't even think about Grammatophyllum....

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    Does it still count as growing orchids (no shop phallies allowed) in the house when your living room is stacked with 20 shelves, 3 humidifiers (relative humidity averages 70%), 4 mini fans, a fishtank (microclimate for rehabbing paphs), a small wardian case, 7 or 8 auxiliary grow lights of assorted sizes and design, and a full-size potting bench????? (No proper greenhouse will ever be possible as it is an apartment complex, 2nd floor....) Of course, the "living room" is where the 130+ orchids live, and the humans just visit to tend them.

    Maureen - how have you accommodated your orchid collection? I am always eager to learn how others accomplish it. After about 10 months, I'm still very much a novice.

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    Hi, I bought my first orchids in 1996, three of which were laelia anceps, dend kingianum & asconopsis hybrid Irene Dobkin. The asconpsis was the only one that flowered and that was only 3 years ago when I threatened I was going to throw it out! For the last 15 years I have grown a mix of different species some survived others didn't but I guess we are still learning no matter how long, but the number of orchids I did have was rather out of hand so they have dwindled over the years

    My pride and joy is a Laelia purpurata which now flowers most years,. Growing orchids is just that, it doesn't matter where but I keep hoping when I see where other members grow theirs!
    I will add a photo of my Isabelia, 15ml leaves as thick as a fine needle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohli View Post
    Hi, I bought my first orchids in 1996, three of which were laelia anceps, dend kingianum & asconopsis hybrid Irene Dobkin. The asconpsis was the only one that flowered and that was only 3 years ago when I threatened I was going to throw it out! For the last 15 years I have grown a mix of different species some survived others didn't but I guess we are still learning no matter how long, but the number of orchids I did have was rather out of hand so they have dwindled over the years

    My pride and joy is a Laelia purpurata which now flowers most years,. Growing orchids is just that, it doesn't matter where but I keep hoping when I see where other members grow theirs!
    I will add a photo of my Isabelia, 15ml leaves as thick as a fine needle!

    Mo
    What a pretty flower! Thanks for posting it, and I admire the photo as well.

    I guess we all do the trial-and-error thing with orchids - I'm so hoping I aggregate enough knowledge from the errors before I kill all of them!

    I will look for your posts, especially among the orchids in bloom - I don't think there are all that many members who have to grow their orchids in their houses - but perhaps I'm wrong there. Maybe there should be a poll set up to find out - or, more likely, there already has been one and I should go look for it.

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    I think that would be an interesting topic, there may be more home growers than we think. I don' t have any special equipment. i use clay pots, some my husband drilled holes in the sides for me so they are well drained and I can hang the smaller ones. Some in baskets and small slabs hung on lengths of chain strung across the window. I think some people think I'm mad but if you love orchids you grow them where you can and think of the heating you save.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohli View Post
    , there may be more home growers than we think.
    Mo
    From what I hear and read, growers with big greenhouses are getting to be an endangered species... "home" growers are becoming more the norm.

    Hey - I'm an endangered species - be nice to me !

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