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Myrmecophila species

This is a discussion on Myrmecophila species within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Friend gave me as a present she never mention anything about it and the inflorescence ...

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    Default Myrmecophila species

    Friend gave me as a present she never mention anything about it and the inflorescence almost 5 feet and the flower nearly 5 inches with nice fragrance.
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    Beautiful Zain, great gift!!

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    Nice. What a large flower too.
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    A beauty!

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    I have seen them in Venezuela, with great big heads of flowers all facing outwards from the stem, like a giant football. Most impressive : but not plants to grow on one’s windowsill ! The name means “ ant-lover” as I expect you know. At least one of the species has hollow bulbs, in which ants make their home. Not all of the species, @nd not all kinds of ants apparently, since a small black ant is a bit of a pest in my garden - sometimes come into the house ,which is not very popular - and have been found making nests in my larger pots in the greenhouse, but never anywhere near my plants of this genus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDT View Post
    Beautiful Zain, great gift!!
    Thanks Jack I never seen it before but still no idea the ID.

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    Nice. What a large flower too.
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    Unfortunately the next buds dropped off so sad for unknown reason thanks Robb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheryl View Post
    A beauty!
    Thanks Sheryl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    I have seen them in Venezuela, with great big heads of flowers all facing outwards from the stem, like a giant football. Most impressive : but not plants to grow on one’s windowsill ! The name means “ ant-lover” as I expect you know. At least one of the species has hollow bulbs, in which ants make their home. Not all of the species, @nd not all kinds of ants apparently, since a small black ant is a bit of a pest in my garden - sometimes come into the house ,which is not very popular - and have been found making nests in my larger pots in the greenhouse, but never anywhere near my plants of this genus.
    So far I dont see any insects/ants ( maybe later) but black ants keep coming to suck the honey secreted by the spike.

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    I've never seen anything like it before!

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    Zain- I have a hybrid (Mem. Louise Fuchs) that is just now starting to bloom.
    2 spikes that are so long I had to move the pot off the bench and onto the ground because the top of the spikes were getting periously close to the shadecloth even under the ridgepole.
    Will post a pic when it's fully bloomed out.

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    What a beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charity View Post
    I've never seen anything like it before!
    Thanks Charity very odd species indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keysguy View Post
    Zain- I have a hybrid (Mem. Louise Fuchs) that is just now starting to bloom.
    2 spikes that are so long I had to move the pot off the bench and onto the ground because the top of the spikes were getting periously close to the shadecloth even under the ridgepole.
    Will post a pic when it's fully bloomed out.
    Wow looks very interesting to me would love to see once it opened Leigh..fingers crossed to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nora_cy_lee View Post
    What a beauty!
    Thanks Nora.

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