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Psycopsis krameriana

This is a discussion on Psycopsis krameriana within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Bought from Equador vendor who came to Malaysia last year during orchid fair, apparently the ...

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    Default Psycopsis krameriana

    Bought from Equador vendor who came to Malaysia last year during orchid fair, apparently the flower relatively small and the labellum is folded maybe need to wait next bloom.
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    I like how ruffly it is, Zain. Almost floofly . Is the spike super tall?

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    No Bruce, just about 11/2 feet, the other clone of the same species also got similar features.

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    The flowers do vary a bit from one to the next - here are two pics of flowers on the same spike of my Psychopsis Mariposa ( kramerianum x papilio = Kalihi. then Kalihi x papilio = Mariposa ). This is not as ruffly as your species, but in theory is a bit easier to flower, simply because it is a hybrid. But the point is to show variation - not only in how well the lip develops !

    An old friend of mine, now dead, grew one of the Psychopsis species to end up with 10 flowering spikes, which meant there was always a few flowers out , but on one occasion he got all ten to flower together, and of course it was a knock-out - best i show etc.
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    Very nice, Goeff. I wish I could have seen that 10 bloom display!

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    I wish I could have seen that 10 bloom display!


    Its very sad - the grower in question - maybe 7 years older than me ? Spent his days in his 70's and into his 80's , happily in his greenhouse, and his wife spent her days playing bridgewith women friends and grumbling that John is always in the greenhouse, not looking after me... jealousy. Maybe it was true,that in fact he loved his orchids more than he loved her, but no outsider ever knows the whole story.
    When he died , she literally brought in a bulldozer and had the whole greenhouse, plants and all, shovelled up and loaded into skips the next day - she must have been planning it. I didn't know, and when I heard that John was dead because she sent me a notice so that I could go to his funeral I went round to see if I could help sell the orchids for her - I knew that had a very nice collection of Catasetums, and some good Vandas too - I knew about that, 'cos I had sold them to him, when I was in a very brief commercial phase about 1990 - and when I saw the garden and the big hole - I was in a state of shock - and then I got sent away with a flea in my ear...I was one of them who had taken her John away from her , or something like that. One of the few occasions when I've been tempted to get drunk to forget ( I didn't of course ).

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    What is a horrible and sad end to that story. It's hard to believe that anyone could be that vindictive. Sorry to hear that this happened. Had I been you, I would have liked to have gotten ahold of one of his babies to remember him by. She took that possibility away from you and any of his other orchid friends. Horrible and sad. May the orchid gods have their revenge!!

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    Zainal, Your ruffled flowers are beautiful. I'm patiently waiting for my Psychopsis Mendenhall to bloom. It's not quite old enough yet.

    Geoff, Can all Phychopsis orchids grow such different flowers on the same plant? Your flowers are also very beautiful.

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    nicely done zain!

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    very nice zain.... i hope i'll get another chance with this.

    geoff, that is truly a sad story... but i understand what the wife is going thru since my wife
    is the same.... im busy at work and the little time i've got is divided among the plants, the
    dogs and the wife.....

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