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Poll: What is your favorite orchid alliance? (According to how OB has them divided)
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Unread 11-01-2012, 05:38 PM
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My parrot loves phals too. He likes to snip their spikes and make holes in the leaves. At first I thought I had crickets or grasshoppers. He doesn't eat the orchids he just mutilated them. He's mostly gotten over it, thankfully!
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*facepalm*
i meant to vote for the pleurothallis alliance. picked my least favorite genre instead. XD

how could you NOT love the pleurothallis alliance? masdevallias, draculas, lepanthes, pleurothallis, porroglossum-- these puppies rock my world! so much color, so much morphological variation!

though i am a huge sucker for oxyglossum dendrobiums too.
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I honestly couldn't choose, I have some from many of the ones there and am coveting plants frm the ones I am currently lacking. I love them all for different reasons. I love catts for their big, showy in your face flowers, oncids/odonts for their masses of colour, vandas and pleurothallids for their vibrancy, paphs, stanhopeas, etc for their unusual flowers and I love the smaller bulbophyllums, dendrobiums, etc for their understated beauty. How could anyone really choose!
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oh, no .....seriously just one! How can one choose, it would be like choosing which is your favorite child! I simply can't do it, you cant make me.......I mustn't, I won't!

Ok, I choose..........?
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what does one do when pleurothallis and cymbidium are a dead knock-down tie...?
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I agree about not being able to choose. Vandas are fantastic, of coarse. But they are all beautiful in their own way. I can't have just vandas. I want some of everything!
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I am going to have to go with my first love - Cattleya alliance. The first orchid I got was a beautiful Lavender Cattleya, from Fox River Orchids. The scent was indescribable and the blooms were perfect in my mind. From that time one, no matter what beauty I find, I still compare it to the first one I had.
Something nostalgic perhaps? Regardless, I agree it is hard to find just one "Favorite", or even a favorite within each category. That's why I chose the first orchid I owned, as it holds a special place in my heart. Oh, if my mother had any idea what she was starting with that one orchid...................
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I suggest pistils at 20 paces!

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what does one do when pleurothallis and cymbidium are a dead knock-down tie...?
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