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Old 06-05-2014, 08:15 AM
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I have recently purchased some Monkey Face Orchid seeds, but am suspicious that they are not genuine. These are dark brown, roundish and about 2mm across, which seems far too big to be any kind of orchid seed. I know that orchid seeds are usually not much bigger than specks of dust. I have searched the internet for pictures of Monkey Face Orchid seeds, but cannot find anything to confirm the authenticity, or otherwise, of the seeds I have been supplied. Has anyone ever actually seen Monkey Face Orchid seeds, and, if so, what do they look like?
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:45 AM
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The only monkey face orchid I have heard of is Dracula simia. I agree that a 2 mm round, brown seed is not an orchid seed.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:55 AM
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You didn't get them on EBay from a certain German seller did you?
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:08 AM
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No, took a chance on Aliexpress, but think I am going to be asking for a full refund!
Are you aware of any exceptions to the rule that orchid seeds are tiny?
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:33 AM
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Orchid seeds typically look like dust. I'll be interested to hear if there are any species that produce larger seed.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:44 AM
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Thanks for that.
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BEWARE! This and similar Monkey Face orchid seed ads are totally bogus! Sorry you got hooked! For anyone else considering this purchase, DO NOT BUY AND AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!

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Second that!
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Could it be a seed capsule? 2mm seem too small for a pod. Does anyone know how big they get?
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It is not a seed capsule! Nothing said in this ad is true! Please do not try to analyze or justify it as it is simply a con!

Some seed capsules on some genera can get to be the size of a very large cucumber, and on others the size of a small pickle.
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