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This is a discussion on Sievekingia reichenbachiana within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Second times blooming for me so sad no smell to my nose but maybe not ...
Second times blooming for me so sad no smell to my nose but maybe not to the insect.Again another wonderful species from South America.
that is a stunning species. Another that I have not seen before!
Great shoot, very interesting.
Beautiful, Zainal! First time seeing this interesting species.
What a beauty zainal
Lovely devil! Flower-life about typical for members of the Stanhopea family?
Some of these Sievekingias are lovely things. I was fortunate enough to see S.fimbriata in flower in the Monte Verde cloud forest in Costa Rica some years ago ... I have a plant in early bud now - fingers crossed - this is the second plant I have had, the first one turned out to be wrongly labelled, and although a Sieve' species, nowhere near as exciting.
I don't know if you ever get to see Orchid Digest ? There is a lovely pic on the front cover this very issue - landed in my mailbox only yesterday , of S.reichenbachiana , with flowers a little darker in colour than yours ; probably a true representation of the plant in question, since the photographer ( Ron Parsons) who is an old acquaintance of mine, is rather a purist in this connection.
A little known genus I think ; the people at Kew ( or maybe it is one of my paleontological friends) say it is an antecedent of Stanhopea - but rather preferable , in my prejudiced eyes.
Well done for growing it, showing it, and delighting us - at least me !
Cool blooms! I've never seen one of these before either.
bizarre and beautiful, nice photos