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Sievekingia fimbriata... It's the real McCoy, Zain

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    Default Sievekingia fimbriata... It's the real McCoy, Zain

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    Has grown nicely for the past couple of years, since arriving in my collection, now filling this maybe 7 or 8cm net pot. Six spikes - amazing ! If only they all come to perfection like this first one - "the stuff that dreams are made on" as maybe Shakespeare said.

    This is the only orchid called fimbriata , which has fimbriate (fringed) petals, with that last word )petals) underlined -that I know of. All the rest have fringed lips. Which of course leads to disappointment, if you have seen a pic of a much more strongly fringed Sievekingia, and assumed it was this - that one is S.rheichenbachiana - not yet in my collection, but available from Ecuador ( and I am trying to persuade a dealer there- who never comes to UK, but does visit Germany , to take one there and post it to me....but that's another story.

    I am led to believe that Sievekingia is very closely linked to Stanhopea, but more ancient, as a genus. Whatever it is, I like it.

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    You sent me googling Sievekingia rheichenbachiana what an interesting flower!!

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    Congrats Geoff. I see that Zainal (Zain) is the only other grower who has posted pictures of this genus. Time to look for one of these.

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    This is very interesting - what a striking orchid. Thanks for sharing it, Geoff, and we're glad to see you back.

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    WOW. Very nice orchid, Geoff! Love it.

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    My first impression was that it seems so fragile. It is very pretty Geoff!

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    Lovely and unusual.

    I assume like most members of the Stanhopea family that the blooms are rather short-lived?

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    What a cool flower! I love everything about this one...but the petals got me from the start! Lucky you!

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    Thank you Geoff this is a true Sievekingia fimbriata really awesome I really like it so much very beautiful photo too, I was hunting for several times but difficult to get one, was ordered from Australia as protocom stage labelled as fimbriata after 3 years once it's opened so sad turn up to be suavis which I had already, no luck.Thanks for sharing this wonderful species.

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    This plant now has a further (incredible) six spikes on. I just got back from a week away and found the first flowers out. I will wait until there are a few more then post again.

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