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Aerides quinquevulnera variable spotting

This is a discussion on Aerides quinquevulnera variable spotting within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; The first photo shows indiscernible spotting, with blooms almost like those of Aerides lawrenciae. However ...

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    Default Aerides quinquevulnera variable spotting

    The first photo shows indiscernible spotting, with blooms almost like those of Aerides lawrenciae. However the plant and blooms are smaller...


    However on close-up, the tiny purple spots are really there.

    A few weeks ago, anothe rplant showed blooms with more spots.

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    The flowers are lovely, but I love the effect from a distance (as in the first photo!) Lovely!

    Is the plant mounted?

    Julie

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    Default The plant was obtained as a cutting.

    A bit of coconut coir was wrapped around the base, and the plant was hung (nearly bareroot) since then.

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    I asked, because I understand Aerides like that.

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    Default Youre welcome, Julie.

    In the Philippines Vandas and vandaceous relatives like Aerides can be grown bareroot, because of high humidity.

    In nontropical places I am not so sure that can be done.

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    In Massachusetts, it can't be done! (Not without good climate control.)

    My bareroot plants croaked the fastest, even with misting and humidifiors in the winter.

    I think what we're good at, is more about what will grow in our conditions.

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    Default Well said.

    You have no idea of how many plants have rotted in my place, just because I am the eternal optimist ("It can be done").

    I also have a ton of plants just growing there, some of them species phals with foot-long leaves, and no blooms.

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    Maybe we should swap our non-performers! That might be perfect!

    Julie

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    Beautiful specimen...
    I think that specimen you have is a Aerides inflexa, similar to Aerides quinquevulnera but differs on its spur and lip...

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    I agree.
    That was posted in 2006, when I was new to orchids and I didn't know any better. Jim Cootes taught me about Aerides inflexa about two years ago, because the species photo was not in the references for Philippine orchids.

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