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Cymbidium finlaysonianum

This is a discussion on Cymbidium finlaysonianum within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Thank you, Mazlan and Bruce. Yes Mazlan, the long wait was not in vain at ...

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    Thank you, Mazlan and Bruce.

    Yes Mazlan, the long wait was not in vain at all. In fact i've stopped consciously waiting for this one. LOL. It just sat there on the tree trunk all these years. In fact I didn't even notice the long flower spike with its fat buds until the first two blooms had already opened.

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    Default Second spike now in bloom

    The second spike is in full bloom already. The leaves in the background belong to the pteroceras unguiculatum which is planted about 1 foot below this cymbidium. The pteroceras is also in bloom right now, its buds can be seen in the photo. The spike is more than two feet long, reaching the thorny euphorbias planted at the foot of the tree.
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    The first spike is still in bloom. Now I got two long spikes. Big consolation for all those years of waiting. Can't quite figure out the scent though, probably due to the Dendrobium crumenatum and the Pteroceras unguiculatum, both with strong scents, which are planted on the same tree. All are in bloom now.
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    Just fantastic!

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    I forgot to say that your finlaysonnianum is a very attractive clone. I like the lighter, brighter color on this one - most of the ones I see here have a darker burgundy overlay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    I forgot to say that your finlaysonnianum is a very attractive clone. I like the lighter, brighter color on this one - most of the ones I see here have a darker burgundy overlay.
    Again, thank you Yew Sung. In fact, my aunt who visited me last week said that she had one many years ago but it was much darker, "redder" than this one. And I recall seeing one in Davao, another city in the Philippines, in 2006. The flowers were smaller and almost brown. I wasn't attracted to it that much. I thought mine would have brown flowers too. That's why this bright yellow is a pleasant surprise for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdayinflorida View Post
    Just fantastic!
    Yes, Cathy, indeed it is. However now I sometimes worry about the occasional orchid thief because the palm tree is planted outside my fence, and especially now that the species arachnis, also on the same palm tree, is putting forth its first spike after 4 years in my care. I even thought about "putting on detail duty" one of my dogs under the palm tree.

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    Aweome! Your place looks so lovely I would be happy to come and be your orchid guard. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardenguysorchids View Post
    Aweome! Your place looks so lovely I would be happy to come and be your orchid guard. LOL
    LOL...LOL.....LOL!!!!! I would be honored Bill but I wouldn't want to subject you to the 33 degree Celsius Philippine summer..... especially since I don't live near the beach....

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    Quote Originally Posted by angel View Post
    Yes, Cathy, indeed it is. However now I sometimes worry about the occasional orchid thief because the palm tree is planted outside my fence, and especially now that the species arachnis, also on the same palm tree, is putting forth its first spike after 4 years in my care. I even thought about "putting on detail duty" one of my dogs under the palm tree.
    I just can't imagine people stealing. But I know it happens. Sad isn't it?

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