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Maxillaria schunkeana and other "black" bloomers.

This is a discussion on Maxillaria schunkeana and other "black" bloomers. within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; The last day of the last year brought me a pleasant discovery: I found my ...

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    Default Maxillaria schunkeana and other "black" bloomers.

    The last day of the last year brought me a pleasant discovery: I found my Max. schunkeana blooming with two flowers. (My poor orchids were practically neglected for two months.. no wonder I had no idea the plant was going to bloom). It is a modest blooming but I am happy anyway.







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    Fdk. After Dark bloomed one month ago. First blooming, waited for three years (I bought the plant in October 2009). The blooming pb is 13" tall






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    Love the dark blooms! Congrats Nat!

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    Love the dark blooms! Congrats Nat!

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    never heard of this Maxillaria,that's really a dark flower, the second one is amazing, shot with the frog is great

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    both are lovely!

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    They are really beautiful. Great growing, Nat! How long did the frog hang around?

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    So intriguing and down right sexy! LOL Love the blooms and color intensity.

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    One of the beautiful dark color Maxill nice collection take care.

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    LOL! That frog is a hoot!

    AfterDark looks like it really enjoys being outside in your area. Very nice.

    My dark form Max variabilis is almost as dark as your schunkeana.

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