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Tolumnia Baby Trouble x Alameda Joy

This is a discussion on Tolumnia Baby Trouble x Alameda Joy within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; You have to fall in love with these little guys...

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    Talking Tolumnia Baby Trouble x Alameda Joy

    You have to fall in love with these little guys


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    I just love them, lots of bang for your $ bloom and bloom . Very pretty Gin

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    I love these equitants! A'accord, Gin! Lot of bangs for the $.
    Actually, I like these guys mainly because of the paterns on the flowers! Everytime I look at them, I would think of the Fibonacci series (you know the one with the formula f(n) = (Phi)^n / 5^˝ and Phi is the Golden Number). Certain natural processes (like the appearance of the "random and chaotic" spots on the orchid flowers) are not really random at all. They are governed by the Fibonacci series!

    Cheers. Hoa.

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    I agree. Pine cone spirals are also produced in fibonacci numbers as well as the curve of a nautilis shell--it's the golden spiral.

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    Oh dear ...
    So some of us know what I am talking about ... That is great!!! Now I know more !!! Thanks for telling me about the pine cone and the nautilus shell!

    Cheers. Hoa.

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    If you're into Fibonacci Series flowers, Ptaszek's Scilla peruviana is a more likely example.

    If your looking for a mathematical expression of orchids, I think fractal geometry much better describes the patterning of orchids - both in color and form.

    Julie

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    Hi Julie,
    Actually, what I refer to is much narrower, the arrangement of the pattern, i.e. spots or blobs on the orchid flowers. Besides, it is just a hypothesis! We need to prove it though.
    But if you step back and look at the orchid flowers as a whole, lot of them do look like fractals, don't they? (Order in chaos or chaos in order, take your pick!) And that is one of the reasons that orchid flowers mesmerize us! BTW, since you mention it, the frilly lips of many catts seem to be a good candidate a fractal example in orchid!
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoa Tony Nguyen
    f(n) = (Phi)^n / 5^˝ and Phi is the Golden Number). Certain natural processes (like the appearance of the "random and chaotic" spots on the orchid flowers) are not really random at all. They are governed by the Fibonacci series!

    Cheers. Hoa.
    Phi=1:1.618

    1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377 610 987...

    A fellow art student a few yers back has to write a paper on Phi. She didn't have a computer so she used mine, so invariably we were up until 6 AM, delirious, and running around the room finding everything with the Golden Spiral, everything related to phi...its actually eerie how much its in everything. Think about that next time you pull out your credit card! (its a Golden Rectangle)

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    Whoa! I had 3 years of graduate statistics and all the other pre-requisites, but this is over my head.... can we cut back to just basic orchid growing?????

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    Talking Headache,for Hoa ATester ,Clint,Diane and Julie

    These are blooming side branches from the same spike . chaotic ?
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