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Bulbophyllum (lilacinum x careyanum)

This is a discussion on Bulbophyllum (lilacinum x careyanum) within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is a first bloom seedling. I got a flask of them from Dr. Gerardus ...

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    Default Bulbophyllum (lilacinum x careyanum)

    This is a first bloom seedling. I got a flask of them from Dr. Gerardus Staal, who made the cross. In their nonage, I traded a bunch of these little guys to various folks. This is the first to bloom of the ones I have left. So those of you who got one of these from me, this might be about what to expect.

    Here's the whole plant. Pretty small, but not tiny, and not too much space between the bulbs.


    Here's a close-up. Click for a larger version. Lips are mobile, blooms have a faint honeysuckle scent, maybe with just a hint of baby powder. Based on pics of the parent species, I am hoping that later bloomings will have longer spikes with more blooms. Overall, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out! I mean, it's got little pink fangs! What could be cuter than little pink fangs?


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    Oh mine ...

    They look like some aliens from outer space! Or some kind of insects!

    Cheers. Hoa.

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    I like the pink fangs!!! Just the right amount of contrast between the niceness of pink and the meanness of fangs. Perfect in my book!!!

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    Wow, Sue!

    I don't have the patience or space to consider seedlings. Yet I know how wonderful it is to have a new plant bloom after a several year wait. Congrats! Those pink fangs could be gingivitis, and it would still be sweet!

    Julie

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    Sort of a "Little Shop of Horrors" bloom..... FEED MEEEE....

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    So, I sent this picture to Dr. Staal. Apparently, I'm the first who he knows to have bloomed out the cross, and he kindly offered me the naming rights.

    So my question for you, dear reader: what should we call this grex?

    Bulbophyllum _______

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue
    So, I sent this picture to Dr. Staal. Apparently, I'm the first who he knows to have bloomed out the cross, and he kindly offered me the naming rights.

    So my question for you, dear reader: what should we call this grex?

    Bulbophyllum _______
    Congratulations on the honor!!

    On the humorous side - how about Bulbophyllum Boy Named Sue

    or Bulbophyllum Audrey II (Feed ME!)

    or Bulbophyllum Hurt Your Dog

    On the serious side - - Bulbophyllum Dylan

    Bulbophyllum Suzanne

    Bulbophyllum Fang Striped

    Bulbophyllum Diane (just kidding)

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    Wow,

    Congratulations Sue!

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    Congrats, that is an honor and a job well done!

    How about Bulbophyllum Artemis?
    (Have absolutely no idea why, it just popped into my mind.)

    ME

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    Wow sue! what an awesome honor!

    Here's my take on the naming thing...
    This plant looks to me like it has fangs, like you said, so I think the name should reflect this...
    How about Bulbo. Lestat, after the famous vampire?
    Or prehaps Bulbo. H.G.Wells, After the author of " flowering of the strange orchid", a story about an orchid who lured its prey with an intoxicating scent, then drained thier blood as fertilizer....

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