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Encyclia brassavola

This is a discussion on Encyclia brassavola within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; A rather different Encyclia - E.brassavola. Growing on a small log - of course ! ...

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    Default Encyclia brassavola

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    A rather different Encyclia - E.brassavola. Growing on a small log - of course !
    I have been watching the flowers open for a few days , not sure if they will open further - since they do now look like several of the brassavola species which the flower is said to resemble. Flowers about 2.5 inches natural spread.
    I have another example, not yet flowered, which I have been raising from a tiny seedling ; now up to half a dozen leads,, but the bulbs only a quarter the size of these, i.e. a mere 5 or 6 inches high and almost as thick as my little finger - the plant shown in the pics here has 10 inch bulbs as thick as my thumb. The other plant - the seedling - has started producing spathes - but not yet flowered. That one has only just logged on , as you might say, although the one shown here has been on a log for a year since I bought it .

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    I have always liked the diversity displayed by Encyclias and this one is interesting, distinct and attractive. Thanks for sharing!

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    Interesting flower, that.

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    Very weird but look like Brassavola I like it so far any smell from this beauties?

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    Remember that one of the real brasso's is known - in Central America - as Ladies of the Night- white flowers, pollinated by night flying moths, probably, so the perfume comes in the dark. I have not been out try this one, yet, but no perfume in the day, so far.

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    Later...
    Getting towards dusk now. As the poet said, the light is draining out of the day. So I went and had a sniff . A delightful perfume. Hard to describe, the nearest I can get is that light "floral" scent you get from the soap, staying in a really good hotel. I like this orchid more and more !

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    How gorgeous! I have seen this one online a few times and been tempted to get one. Right now i'm so busy I really need to quit shopping. lol It's that or get another greenhouse for the overflow.

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    Such elegant blooms, Geoff. I love it.

    cheers,
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    Being a Encyclia fan I of course like and am intrigued by this perfumed beauty. Nicely grown Geoff. AL

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    Love that second shot, Geoff! Definitely can see from whence this one got its name.

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