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A pineapple? Bunch of grapes? Robiquetia cerina

This is a discussion on A pineapple? Bunch of grapes? Robiquetia cerina within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Named by Professors Reichenbach and Garay, after Pierre Robiquet, a French chemist, in 1972. Individual ...

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    Default A pineapple? Bunch of grapes? Robiquetia cerina


    Named by Professors Reichenbach and Garay, after Pierre Robiquet, a French chemist, in 1972.
    Individual blooms do not open much.

    I figured no one knows what to make of Pomatocalpa, and it was time for it to go away, lol.

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    I've never seen anything like that, NTG. Very neat. How big are each of those clusters? Hard to get a sense of scale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntgerald
    Named by Professors Reichenbach and Garay, after Pierre Robiquet, a French chemist, in 1972.
    Individual blooms do not open much.

    I figured no one knows what to make of Pomatocalpa, and it was time for it to go away, lol.
    ha, some people in Taiwan call this "pineapple orchid".
    Mine bloomed in May.
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    It's an appropriate name--the closed buds, especially with the color of yours Chian, look very much like a pineapple! What kind of conditions do you grow it in, similar to what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJA
    It's an appropriate name--the closed buds, especially with the color of yours Chian, look very much like a pineapple! What kind of conditions do you grow it in, similar to what?
    Before this summer, I put this plant on the north side of my house without any shade, next to my Paph. and most Phal.(they are under shade), it grow well. But this summer, I place it on the east side, together with my Cattleya, still without shade, and I find that the leaves turn a little bit yellow. So I think it may need a lot of sun but not directly. By th way, I mount it on tree fern board.

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    Thanks, Chian....

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    what a stunner... I do like these pinapple orchids have a seedling at home, so growing advice was appreciated. Thans for sharing a great photo.

    Rgrds/ Karen

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    That's so cool! Very interesting! Looks quite different for an orchid, lol, I wouldn't have recognized it as an orchid and probably have tried to eat it due to its resemblance to the fruits.

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    Nice pictures!

    can this orchid survive lowland areas? I have seen quite a number of this plant being sold in a weekend market but dared not to buy them.
    What is the cultural requirements of this orchid?

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