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Dimophorchis lowii

This is a discussion on Dimophorchis lowii within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Amazing and very strange species from Borneo similar like vanda in character except the flowers ...

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    Default Dimophorchis lowii

    Amazing and very strange species from Borneo similar like vanda in character except the flowers having many tiniest hair.
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    Congratulations Zain, this is a unique and wonderful species.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eorchids View Post
    Congratulations Zain, this is a unqiue and wonderful species.
    Thanks Eric.

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    Not seen this species before. Looks very unique

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    I like it too!

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    Congrats Zainal!! Mine is ages to FS.. does it smell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbrofio View Post
    Congrats Zainal!! Mine is ages to FS.. does it smell?
    Yes the yellow flowers very fresh and strong while the colorful flowers I cant detect at all.

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    Assalam En. Zainal. Congrats on blooming this. Almost impossible to bloom under my condition. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazlani View Post
    Assalam En. Zainal. Congrats on blooming this. Almost impossible to bloom under my condition. Well done.
    Waalaikumusalam a friend of mine from Seremban was able to blooms this species by right your atmosphere also will encourage the spike formation. I have 2 more plants awaiting to open soon.

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    Congratulations Zainal for blooming this rather rare species. The first time I saw this orchid blooming was in 1955 and the plant belonged to an uncle, one of the early orchid pioneers of the then Malaya It was truly awesome as the plant was 7 feet tall and the spike was close to 10 feet, if I remember correctly, and had to be 'looped' to keep it off the ground. It was then classified as an Arachnis - it has also been called a Vanda but has now been classified a Dimorphorchis which refers to the 2 (Di) forms (morph) of the flowers. There are now 5 registered species of Dimorphorchis namely lowii, gracilliscapa, rossii , tenomensis and rohaniana all of which are found on the island of Borneo. The named species are all from Sarawak or Sabah. It is very rare to see this species at orchid shows.

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