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Old 01-30-2021, 01:05 PM
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its a shame there are not more wild orchid pics on this dead thread.

funny how nobody seems to see any wild orchids even thought they are the one of the most diverse flowering plant species.

nearly steped on a crok while orchid searching lol

these images help you see where you need to look if you want to see wild orchids in south florida.

never take any wild orchids home even if you find them in abundance seeing as you will be destroying the environment for other people.

Also what is it with supermarket phals i know everbody started with them i did too but why is this forum so spammed with them like nobody cares about your great great aunty granny Phalaenopsis lol

no harsh feeling i liked them also when i started out, but i must admit that i was pleased when a hurricane shedded all of them and i got a excuse to throw them away


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I would not disparage the Phals that people buy - they are beautiful, long lasting - and often start folks down the orchid-loving path. (A gateway drug...) My gateway drug was a generic Cymbidium. Followed by some Phals. Followed by... It took some years, now I mostly grow species but everyone follows their own path, many possible dimensions to the orchid passion. Orchids in the wild are a totally different beast - but there's nothing quite like seeing how they grow, and feeling the air, to get an instinctive understanding that makes one a better grower. (My Ecuador experience was life-changing as far as improving my growing success) Everyone doesn't get an opportunity to see orchids in nature. ... but it's a really special experience. And absolutely, any in the wild need to be left there... morally as well as legally. There are plenty of sources for nursery-propagated species plants. In nature, look but take only photos.
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Thank you! We always want to see more orchid habitat.
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I am pretty sure there is a naturally growing tampensis wayyy up in the tree on my block


Too high to have been planted and it is in a weird place to have accessed so I am pretty confident

I am going to ask the owner next time if I can take a pic (I’d have to be on their driveway or walk) and see if I can’t share that.
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Other than the first photo, I am hard pressed to identify any plants as orchids. I see bromiliads, including what appear to be tillandsias. Where were these photos taken. If they are in the US, there are no crocodiles in North America. Alligators yes, no crocs.
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I'm not able to see any orchids other than the first. Of course we could blame it on my eyesight, but it's nice to know I have company. Old Man

This isn't really a "dead" thread. Just not all have the privilege of living or visiting a place with an abundance of native growing orchids. Not a lot of native orchid spots here in Kansas... if I saw one, and recognized it, be assured I'd be taking a picture.

I do agree with Roberta that disparaging remarks about people who post photos about Great Aunt Matilda's third gen NOID Phal is a bit short-sighted. Or folks who grow and enjoy NOID Phals. I'm not real keen on philodendrons myself, but I can still understand how it could bring someone joy to grow one well.

Then again, most phal hybrids are likely just another pointless cross... once ya've seen one, they all look so darn similar.
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Other than the first photo, I am hard pressed to identify any plants as orchids. I see bromiliads, including what appear to be tillandsias. Where were these photos taken. If they are in the US, there are no crocodiles in North America. Alligators yes, no crocs.
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It’s pretty seat to distinguish them. Gators are pointy and their teeth are ‘orderly’. Crocs are rounded in the nose and have gnarly teeth that are all over the place lol
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Yes, I got that part wrong, however your descriptions are backwards. I live around the American alligator. They have rounded snouts. Anyway, it is what it is.
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Oh great! Now I want a pet alligator/crocodile. Or one of each so I can compare their cute little snaggle toothed snouts!
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i was very inarticulate.

what i should have said was, " when you are viewing them in the water and from the side" which is 99% how i see them the gator's nose goes to a point and the croc is bulbus.

you are correct about the overhead view of the snout, 100%
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