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This is a discussion on Phcal. Kryptonite 'Chariot of Fire' within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This one's been blooming for a couple weeks now, thought I'd finally get around to ...
This one's been blooming for a couple weeks now, thought I'd finally get around to posting a pic of it.
I was interested to note the differences in the blooming this time around. I've appended a picture from last year below. The differences that I can think of are three: 1. colder temps when setting buds, 2. lower light when setting buds, and 3. it's a year older. Also, the lighting is much stronger in last year's photo, which changes the color somewhat.
This is a great hybrid, BTW. Right now, it's got one backbulb and one mature bulb holding onto this year's leaves, two spikes (on one 13 blooms and 7 buds, and on the other 13 blooms and 5 buds), two new growths emerging, and a few keikis developing on the lowest nodes of the spikes. A lot going on for a plant which only has two bulbs.
Here's this year's blooming (Nat_Spr: 8.2cm):
And last year's:
What an interesting difference between years. Very attractive blooms.
Great shots, and lovely color - both years.
What's the alliance, Sue? It looks very Dendish. But I'm not familiar with the genus.
It's very interesting plant !
Beautiful!!! I can't wait for mine to bloom. It finally sent a spike just when I had about given up. Can you post a picture of the bulbs?
It's in the Bletiinae subtribe. Phcal. is short for Phaiocalanthe, which, of course, is a hybrid made from Phaius and Calanthe.
I'll get a picture of the plant today.