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Gastrochilus fuscopunctatus

This is a discussion on Gastrochilus fuscopunctatus within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Another of my weenies. If orchids were sold by the pound ( or kiloigramme) weight ...

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    Default Gastrochilus fuscopunctatus

    Another of my weenies. If orchids were sold by the pound ( or kiloigramme) weight - and if the going rate for a cymbidium FS in flower is say US $40 ? this one would cost about 2 cents ; alas - life is not like that, and whilst it was not $40 , it was not cents either... Still I can't imagine that the breeder sold very many. Only a few real nuts like me buy little sweeties like this , and unless my eyes improve a lot ( which they are expoected to) after my forthcoming op', maybe I'll give up on the tiny ones too.
    Maybe it will have more flowers next time - I think this is the first flowering since leaving the flask.

    The tape measure reads in centimetres at the lower edge, and inches at the upper edge, btw.

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    Wow, Geoff - that is a tiny little orchid bloom. I like it. Are the spots on the orchid plant normal (I mean for Gastrochilus orchids) or is that a result of light?

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    Oh, that's just darling! Even more than ever, now we're hoping for your procedure to be successful - we don't want to lose out on seeing these little beauties!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Wow, Geoff - that is a tiny little orchid bloom. I like it. Are the spots on the orchid plant normal (I mean for Gastrochilus orchids) or is that a result of light?

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    I have wondered if that is what the latin name means ? fusco = dusty colour , punctatis = spotted... ?

    There does not seem to be a lot of literature about this one ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    I have wondered if that is what the latin name means ? fusco = dusty colour , punctatis = spotted... ?

    There does not seem to be a lot of literature about this one ..
    Here's your opportunity, Geoff - make something up!

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    Here's your operation, cause if not for your 'weenies' collection as you call em I'd never get to see these minis.

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    Geoff, me too. I'm also belonging to this species who buy such tiny plant, for a big money. I've it as well, but not flowers at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panam View Post
    Here's your opportunity, Geoff - make something up!
    I have done a bit of research ; I have found a bird, a beetle, and a two-winged fly (diptera) all with fuscopunctatus as their specific name . One of them has the common name of the black spotted shieldback ( that's a beetle - I think - did you know that there are more species of beetle than all other animals put together ? It has been irreverently said, that if the Lord God who made all things, liked making things in his own image, then God must be a Beetle... what an amzing thought ).
    But in short, I think I got it right . I said fusco = dusty colour ; it is the same latin root as fustian , which means no colour, or black .
    What a clever boy I am.
    Apologies if I am OTT ; my wife had an op this afternoon - I am not to ring the hospital until tomorrow to ask, so the attractions of finishing that bottle of wine were a little too strong.

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    All the best to your wife, and you take it easy on the bottle. Don't want you naming the poor plant "Itsy-bitsy, tiny-weenie, yellow polka dot bikini" or something redonkulous like that.

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    Exquisite mini, very nice!

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