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Epi. schomburgkii

This is a discussion on Epi. schomburgkii within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; No , its not a Schomburgkia, merely a species named after the same splendid chap ...

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    No , its not a Schomburgkia, merely a species named after the same splendid chap ( I have been reading all about him in that wonderful book Discovering New World Orchids, by Steve Manning ( incidentally, one time, maybe still is, holder of the UK National Collection of pleurothallid orchids.) OK so I am giving a puff for an old friend, but there is amazing and interesting stuff here about the first explorations in South and Central America - fascinating.
    Whatever - the plant is a typical reed stem epidendrum, a bit stouter an bigger than many. Flowers 2 inches and more , quite spectacular. I saw one at the London Show in 2011I think, got one later that year, and here it is.

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    I love the reed stems. Yours is a pretty color.

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    That is a splendid Epidendrum, Geoff! What intricate shaping, and such a vibrant color! I saw all sorts of reed stem epis growing in the ground in southwest Florida, but NONE could hold a candle to this. The Manning book intrigues me - I think I shall have to add it to my library.

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    There is an epi my local nursery has with flowers that size...unfortunately the plants are very tall and leggy and unless I get a bigger greenhouse they will have to keep mine at the nursery. lol Very pretty and I like the color on this one...

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    very nice colors and form

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    Very nice Geoff. One doesn't see too many Reed-stem species in this area.
    I too like the history of the heydays of orchid hunting. Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk et al...I may have to find a copy of that book to read too.

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