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Bulbo patens

This is a discussion on Bulbo patens within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; patens is in the section Stenochilus. It differs from B. macranthum in having larger leaves ...

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    Default Bulbo patens

    patens is in the section Stenochilus. It differs from B. macranthum in having larger leaves and smaller, darker flowers. Warm temps shade and good humidity are essential but it has tolerated winter lows of 60 F well and has about 8 ot 10 buds this year. To me it has the fragrance of spiced gumdrops.

    I have it mounted on tree fern. The flowers always open facing the mount and resupinate. (there is a Restrepia hitch hiker on the mount)

    Here is a pic of the mount


    The view one sees is the backside of the flower and a bud.



    I have to be a contortionist to get a view of the flower.



    and here is what the flower would look like if you stood on your head

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    How many orchids do you have, Ron???

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    . . . . . . Interesting flower... I think I like the upside down shot the best! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    How many orchids do you have, Ron???
    Can I stick to how many Bulbo species I have...close to 100

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    ok, so 100 of that kind... what about others?

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    Wow. 100 bulbo species? You are hooked!

    I like the color of this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaydra View Post
    ok, so 100 of that kind... what about others?
    I stopped counting some time ago. So, I don't know how many I have. But I am always on the lookout for a few more. I tried working with my local OA but I failed the 5 step program I have an inventory of the majority of them, at least the ones that I have an ID on. I do have a small collection of collected species that I have to bloom out before I can ID them and add to my inventory. I would guess about 100 Paphs, after selling a few recently I have about 80 to 90 Catts, 35 or so Maxillaria species. Then there are Dends, Oncs, Phal species and a broad selection of odds and ends. Let's just say more than what I had intended to have.

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