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Chelinostele sulphurea

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    Default Chelinostele sulphurea

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    Flowers about 2cm or say ¾ inch across. Some scent, as one would expect from a white flower.
    This is vaguely a relative of Coelogyne, Pleione, etc., and i grow it the same way , drying off after bulbs made up , then starting watering again when the new shoots expand, and most critically, being very shy with fertiliser, in fact using plain rain water most of the time - anything else results in leaf tip burn I find. The flowers come out of the expanding new growths.
    Not a show stopper of course - its too small to qualify, but quite pretty IMHO.
    One of these shots has only the central flower sharp - a usual problem with small flowers at high magnifications, when the depth of field is poor. I have just bought, and started playing about with Stackshot - this will be an ideal subject, if and when I have got to grips with properly - take say 50 shots with the camera moved maybe 1mm between each two, and combine them with the appropriate software. If I get it sorted in time I may come back and add an extra pic or two here.

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    The plant is so elegant, I love the way the spikes are upright with the leaves. Very nice.

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    That last picture is spectacular, great macro shot. Very cute on this one!

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    Very nice. Chelonistele sulphurea is a local species that grows into nice clumps in the Cameron Highlands. I have not seen large flowering plants grown in the lowlands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paphioboy View Post
    Very nice. Chelonistele sulphurea is a local species that grows into nice clumps in the Cameron Highlands. I have not seen large flowering plants grown in the lowlands.
    That is interesting.can you tell me anything more ? Heavy shade, light shade, on horizontal branches of deciduous trees or anything like that ? It would all help my culture in UK !

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    Nice little plant! a first for me and definitely one to look out for

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    Geoff-
    Those images are as sharp as can be! Nice job. With my new equipment, I hope to employ just some good old fashioned, deep field focus and hope to approach the sharpness of your images!

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    Very well grown Geoff. Yes as mentioned by Paphioboy it growns wild in the Cameron Highlands here. I reckon between 50 - 70% shade should be OK and it grows in high humidity 80+ with temperatures between 15C - 25C and it rains most late afternoons here in the Camerons.

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    Looking forward to pictures of your results with focus stacking, Geoff.. I have Zerene Focus Stacking app but so far have not used it yet.

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