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Oerstedella centradenia

This is a discussion on Oerstedella centradenia within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Now starting to bulk up a bit, as is needful with these small flowered things ...

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    Default Oerstedella centradenia

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    Now starting to bulk up a bit, as is needful with these small flowered things ; one or two flowering growths just look weedy and boring, but a mass at least this big, preferably much bigger, can be pretty good ( IMHO ! ). It can be a difficult plant since it keeps producing keikis which flower , so is best mounted. I'm not sure that this slab of cork is the best surface, but I am scared of trying to get it off to put on something else - apart from which I cannot decide what might be better. I Have seen them grow well on moss poles, but in fact I bought two plants - this is one, the other identical, I put one on a moss pole, and it has languished, is not even in flower at all. I believe it comes from Costa Rica among other places ; I once collected a plant near Arenal Volcano, which I was sure was this, but it turned out to be a very weird orchid - a horse maxillaria, not worth growing.

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    cute little species! Very nice!

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    Just look like a weed if not in bloom so cute.

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    Thanks Dorsetman, for sharing a beautiful image of the species “Oerstedella centradenia”. I am very excited to get some more information about this particular species.

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    Very unique plant. First time seeing this. Thanks for sharing Geoff.

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    Lovely little flowers, but I fully agree -- when not in bloom it could pass for a weed.

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