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Grammatophyllum elegans

This is a discussion on Grammatophyllum elegans within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Here is an update of the Grammatophyllum spike that I photographed for a different thread ...

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    Default Grammatophyllum elegans

    Here is an update of the Grammatophyllum spike that I photographed for a different thread on here somewhere a couple of weeks ago. The spike is now probably 9 or 10 feet in length. Many of the flowers are opening. The blooms themselves are not all that beautiful, but the amazing spike from this plant sure makes it a show stopper. In the first photo, I tried to capture as much of the spike as I could. The spike goes up from the plant and rests against a clay pot that is hanging in the GH. The pot (see top left of photo) is about three feet above the gramm. There, the spike turns back down and for the most part you can see it in the photo. Towards the end, just out of the photo, it turns back up again. The second photo is a close up of a bloom. Enjoy!

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    Grammatophyllum elegans

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    that's amazing! I wish I had room for something like that.

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    incredible plant! not for the windowsill though!

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    Wow! If only I could fit one of those in my apartment!

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    Beauty, as has been said, is in the eye of the beholder!
    Spectacular plant and unique bloom that has a unique beauty of it's own.
    Congrads for the accomplishment.

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    Thanks, TopCat! I appreciate the kind words. Welcome back!

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    Great looking spike. Definitely a space hog!!!
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    It amazes me to think that this is a species, and it grows like this naturally in the wild. What insect do you think pollinates it? An elephant moth??

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    very nice!! Wish I had room for one. I did obtain a very small growing Grammatophyllum...now to rebloom it

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    wow, thats a heck of a plant/spike there....very nice

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