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Thread: Eulophia guineensis

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    Default Eulophia guineensis

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    An African orchid - the name implies it comes from Guinea. Actually found all the way across to the Nile highlands. In West Africa, apart from Guinea, is found in The Gambia. I was on holiday there once, and tried to find it, but I came to the conclusion that it was too far up river to be feasible, just by hiring a man and boat in the harbour and sailing forth. ( My wife thought I might be at risk from the crocs - rather notorious in that region - most of them bigger than the boat I was looking at.)
    Whatever - back to the orchids. This is in a six inch pot, which started off circular, but is being pushed into elliptical by the latest new growth and bulb . A repot due I think.
    The plant is annually deciduous - lose all its leaves. Spikes emerge with new growths, when the plant is strong enough etc. Flowers about2 inch high, 1.5 inches wide. This is a very good spike.
    I did grow the plant in S/H some years ago at my last house (and got even better results) - which I left 15 years ago. It never seemed to work here - different greenhouse, different ambience - moving from 600 ft above the nearby river valley, down to sea-level here etc. But I intend to try again later this year after erecting my new greenhouse ( cymbidiums only) which is due to arrive next week - and then changing things quite dramatically in the main greenhouse. Watch this spot !

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    Bruce Brown
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    Cool orchid, Geoff! And a new greenhouse! I cannot wait to see the photos!!

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Look forward to new greenhouse post, nice bloom on this one!

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    What a beautiful flower! Quite unique! You have some help erecting that greenhouse? I've never had one so have so idea of the labor required.

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    Beautiful flowers with a gorgeous lip.



    Susan

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    Zainal Abidin Bin Othman
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    Gorgeous ....I like the lip exactly like Zygopetalum lookin forward your new Greenhouse.

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