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Old 05-19-2008, 09:14 AM
Undergrounder Undergrounder is offline
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Dorothy you know If you right-click on the photo and click 'properties' it'll show where the photos are from, it's not like there's any suggestion that the photos are from any other source.. but just a tip, If you want it listed separately you may be ablt to have the [./img] tag codes do it automatically, or at least have that rule written down somewhere on the img tag process so you don't need to point it out to people after the fact..

but here are more pictures of the above plants that noone can sue me (or you) for...

... just not nearly as impressive.
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:11 PM
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We love seeing beautiful orchid pictures here...bring 'em on!

The only thing we ask is that rather than posting an individual photo, you post a link to the site it was found on.
Just keeps things clear and reduces the chance for us to get any negative repercussions from the picture's owner .

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Old 05-19-2008, 03:20 PM
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This would be my list as all are easy to grow. Includes both species and hybrids. Don't know about the "wow" factor as it is subjective - the eyes of the beholder.

1. Angraecum sesquipedale - A dramatic species with fragrant and showy stary shaped flowers.
2. Brassolaelia Yellow Bird - (B. Nodosa X Richard Mueller) Like most brassavola nodosa hybrids, this one is rather fast growing and trouble free.
3. Cattleya Chocolate Drop - (guttata X aurantiaca) Many cattleyas and their hybrids are of comparatively easy culture, but like many Cattleya aurantiaca hybrids, this one is among the easiest.
4. Dendrobium Emma "White" - (Gillian Leaney x tetragonum) The genus dendrobium is extremely diverse in type as well as case of culture. This one produces multiple sprays of white flowers with no fuss.
5. Prosthechea cochleata - (sym. Encyclia cochleata, Epidendrum cochleatum, Anacheillium cochleatun) The cocleshell orchid is among the easiest and most free-flowing or orchids species.
6. Neostylis Lou Sneary (New falcate X Rhy. Coelestis) A charming hybrid of the vandaceous miniature Neofinetia falcata, this one would be ideal for the grower without the room or gorwing conditions for a full sized vanda.
7. Oncidum Sweet Sugar - (Aloha Iwanaga x varicosum) This is just one of many easy-to-grow oncidium hybirds.
8. Paphiopedilum Maudiae (callosum x lawrenceanum) Here is an ideal slipper orchid for the beginner.
9. Phalaenopsis Baldan's Kaleidoscope (Hauserman's Candy X Daryl Lockhart) Even among the comparatively carefree phals, this one stands out.
10. Zygoopetalum mackavi - Most of the Zygopetalum species and their hybrids are rather tolerant of neglect.
11. Bulbophyllum Angel Wings - Flowers are fan shaped, cream petals w/red/orange tips. They dangle on the end of a very thin spike and the slightest breeze with make the lip look like their nodding their heads. (Must look closely as very tiny) NO stinky smell as with other bulbos.

The list could go on 'n' on 'n' on but I included those I feel are the easiest to grow without special needs as do some of the "odd balls" so as to speak.
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:23 PM
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Anybody growing a Cymbidella Rhodochilla? I love the many and unusual blooms.
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:31 PM
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AaronM, just for information purposes, Blc Aloha Case x Hunting Island now has a name. It is called Rsc. David & Michael.
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:06 AM
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The list so far with my favorites marked.

Bulbophylum Alliance- Bulbophylum “Angel Wings”

Catastenum Alliance- Stanophea nigroviolacea , Catasetum pileatum , Catasetum tenebrosum

Cattaleya Alliance- C.iwangara ‘Apple Blossom’, Rsc. David & Michael, Brassolaelia Yellow Bird , Prosthechea cochleata, C. Chocolate drop “Kodama” , C. Skinneri, Laelia anceps , Laelia purpurata, C. Mossiae, Blc eagle eye “All Victory”*,

Coelogyne Alliance- Coelogyne cristata

Cymbidium Alliance- Nothing yet

Cypripedium Alliance- Phrag. Besseae , Phrag. Grande , Paph. Maudiae ‘The Queen’, Phrag. Jason Fischer, Phrag. wallisii, Paph. rothschildianum , Paph. magic lantern, Cypripedium calceolus

Dendrobium Alliance- Den. Speciosum , Den. Emma White, Epigeneium treacherianum , Den. pierardii ,

Maxillaria Alliance- Max. tenuifolia, Max. sophronitis, Zygopetalum mackayi

Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance- Onc. Sphacelatum , Brassia Mem Fritz Boedeker, Ionopsis utricularioides , Onc. Sweet Sugar , Onc. Sharry Baby, Rossioglossum Rawdon Jester,
Phalaenopsis Alliance- Phal. Strawberry Thrill, Phal. schilleriana , Phal. amabilis, Phal. equestris , Phal. “Baldin’s Kaleidoscope”, Phal equestris 'Riverbend' x 'Zuma Beach', Phal. violacea var. coerulea***

Pleurothallis Alliance- Nothing yet

Vanda Alliance- V. coerulea, Renanetia sunrise, Renanthera monachica x Ascocenda Fuch’s Gold, Rhynchostylis gigantea, V. ‘blue magic’,

Misc.- Angraecum sesquipedale, Neostylis Lou Sneary, Cirrhopetalum lepidum , Sobralia virginalis, Mediocalcar decoratum

Please help fill out the thin alliances.

Thanks to all those who have contributed so far.


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Old 07-16-2008, 05:14 PM
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I only have one bulbo, but I love it so I will add that one on. It is Bulb. Doris Dukes. Easy growing, multiplies quickly...Had mine 3ish years and has more then quadrupuled. Small flowers but produces many of them with shoots of 1,2 or 3 (so far, but who knows) per stem but shoots up many stems all over the place. Nice red/marroon spots with long tails and frilled top petal?or is it sepal? Well, the very top one!

I will also add a vanda that is very easy to grow and blooms about 3 times a year. It is Vanda Tharab Blue (which is V. Odgen Phipps x V. Coerulea). It's wow factor are the lovely thick roots, as well as the giant flowers it produces (close to palm size or about 4 inches?) and it has that glittery quality when sunlight hits it directly. The pic in my avatar is of that plant.
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Old 07-16-2008, 05:41 PM
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OK, to join in here, anything Angraecoid would be my vote.

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Old 07-16-2008, 05:46 PM
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How about Psychopsis Mendenhall 'Lace' ??? It's always blooming from a long spike and looks just like a butterfly floating in the air.
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:15 AM
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Some orchids I have in my collection that are easy to grow and don't require any special needs;

Onc Sharry Baby 'Sweet Fragance'
Mormodes tuxtlensis
Vanda Sansai Blue
Cymibidiella pardalina
Oh I now have Cymbidium Little Black Sambo 'Black Magic' AM/AOS in my collection as well

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