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Miltoniopsis Phantom oif the Opera (URG)

This is a discussion on Miltoniopsis Phantom oif the Opera (URG) within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; URG = unregistered grex - in other words it is a NOID , or a ...

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    Default Miltoniopsis Phantom oif the Opera (URG)

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    URG = unregistered grex - in other words it is a NOID, or a lost label, or it never had one. But I have quite a lot of Mtps, and I want to know which one this is, when out of flower . Now the particular things about Miltoniopsis, are the flower colour, and the mask coilour -m the mask is that rather butterfly shaped patch in the centre. Thinking of mask, made me think of the show - hence the flight of fancy.

    I am very pleased with this one - see the flower count - 7. That is exceptional in this genus. 6 is considered very goof, and I often see them ( and flower them) with smaller numbers. And good size and quality flowers too.

    I suspect that this is one which "got away" from the EYOF - I know they have been breeding in this genus, attempting to get more than 5 or 6 flowers, and as usual selling off the decent but not quite up to their mark plants, and I had put the word out in the British trade - keep any good ones for me. Maybe it did not do well enough when it flowered for them, but now it is a bit stronger (?) maybe it shows its qualities.

    If it happens to be in flower when there is a big show on , and my Society exhibits, and so do EYOF, I shall go and pull their leg a bit - tell them to let a few more come my way, too.

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    Absolutely stunning Geoff ! Very well flowered.

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    when I saw the flower, and before I saw your script, I thought to myself, "what an appropiate name!"
    That is an absolutely beautiful Miltps. I would love to have one.

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    Gorgeous, and I too love your name for it...very pretty!

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    What a beauty - and what a wonderful photograph that shows the front and back of these exquisite flowers! You're so clever to capture so much information in one little picture. Thanks, Geoff.

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    Default still going strong, now with another spike...

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    An illustration of how well these things last ! Three weeks since my first posting, and the flowers had been open for at least days by that time, and here it still is, now with a second spike opening .
    I said in another posting that I just picked a couple of plants to brighten tyhe house, on my return from holiday, and this is the second of them.
    I was thinking, as I prepared the pic for the posting of what some people say about can't grow them - they need it cool. Mine are with my vandas and catts and everything else - all at the same temperature, and I recall being told by the Eric Young Foundation growers that they keep them with their phalaenopsis. Not actually cool !

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