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Macroclinium manabinum - another weenie.

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    Default Macroclinium manabinum - another weenie.

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    My finger and thumb will give the scale to some extent , although even then the lens perspective makes it difficult. The little tuft of leaves is about one inch high. But two spikes !
    I was rather horrified when I originally unwrapped the parcel, and found just how little I got for my money - the cost was the same for any other South American Pleurothallid... And then I thought I had wasted my money - it could not survive the less gentle care my orchids sometimes get for this reason or that. But here it is a couple of years later, flourishing. The fine growth of moss is no doubt due to the regular spraying it gets. The main difficulty is finding it....I guess I spotted the blooms because the water tends to remain on them in tiny drops, and they catch the light, and catch my eye. Not the easiest snap I have taken for some time, but done with my new pocketable compact , leaving the ton of Nikon gear in the cupboard!

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    My first thought was "what the **** is that?!" and my second was "I have to have this!".

    I don't own very many mini's (my logic is the bigger the better) but I'm slowing converting! I love this guy and going to keep my eyes open for one here in the States!

    Great buy!

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    I have some tiny orchid similar to this one in bloom now too, but have been unable to photograph them. They are just so tiny.

    cheers,
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    I think that is very beautiful one wish can see the close up photo.

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    Well done, Geoff! I did find your "sticker shock" amusing ... as a mini collector, I discovered long ago that mini does not mean a mini price tag. LOL

    Been a couple years since mine bloomed. Mine suffered a near death experience due to neglect. Down to a single fan from half a dozen. Slowly recovering though.


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    I think that is very beautiful one wish can see the close up photo.
    A difficult flower to photograph due to their small size but still quite interesting. Here's a link for you Zain to a close-up photo.........

    http://www.orchidspecies.com/orphotd...clmanabinu.jpg

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    Would like to try a few of the mini's but would never find something that size without my glasses

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    one of my favorite minis!!

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