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Ornithocephalus myrticola flowering

This is a discussion on Ornithocephalus myrticola flowering within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Got this plant in April I believe. The spikes started about two months ago and ...

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    Default Ornithocephalus myrticola flowering

    Got this plant in April I believe. The spikes started about two months ago and were full size a month ago but never opened even though it was given a good soaking every day. Last night we had a good downpour for the 1st time in months and when I went out this morning Amazing what a little rain will do! Properly named- Ornithocephalus myrticola 'Cloud's Summer Flurries' CCM/AOS. Hopefully I can get it to grow now. Any hints much appreciated in that regard.
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    Looks very nice.

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    Amazing how they love the outdoors!

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    Very beautiful and vigorous

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    It's those orchid spikes that take forever to fully develop that can be frustrating at times but end up in the end producing some exceptional blooms and this one looks like one of those, nicely done Chris. We expect pictures when the blooms are fully open!

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    That is a very interesting flower. Nice job Chris!

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    Thank you all! Dang Jack, another hour with the camera?!!
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    For a second I thought it is a Vandaceous species! Cute blooms What are those whitish thing on the wood? Looks very au naturale

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azizan View Post
    For a second I thought it is a Vandaceous species! Cute blooms What are those whitish thing on the wood? Looks very au naturale
    Its lichen Azizan. i was at a yard sale a couple of years ago and found a garbage bag of cork pieces. $2 for 28 chunks and most had lichen on them. It kills me every time I buy another piece now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris in Hamilton View Post
    Its lichen Azizan. i was at a yard sale a couple of years ago and found a garbage bag of cork pieces. $2 for 28 chunks and most had lichen on them. It kills me every time I buy another piece now.
    Some people like smooth wood to mount but I like au naturale style with those lichen and all!

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