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#21 amphirion

 
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Posted 09 September 2011 - 21:12 PM

@theinactivemoth: even though both bear the genus name "lepanthes" they are very much like nepenthes, with each species having their own specific requirements...in the case of L. camprimulgus, it is a highlander plant. L. telipogoniflora is more of a lowlander/warm intermediate...although they can be grown together, as i have grown them together... but i have a special case of conditions that allow me to do so (mediterranean climate)...

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 21:36 PM

Very nice! i love miniature plants, and miniature orchids. Beautiful plants and photos.

I have only one of these , with 6-7mm flowers, really sweet little tiny thing, and do not even know its name. Do you know its species name?


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Posted 09 September 2011 - 23:56 PM

If you are looking for orchids this vendor goes to shows all over the world. Ill post a link to their upcoming shows, and also to their species list. Ive bought plants off of them many time, and each time I have been more than satisfied.

Upcoming Shows:
http://www.ecuagener...res_Exhibitions

Species List:
https://docs.google....=CKuOgvYH&pli=1

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 00:52 AM

Wow...they´ll pay a visit in Germany really close to where I live! 1st - 4th March 2012 in Bad Salzuflen. Only 50 km away from me. :woot: Must keep that in mind!

Yes, in this thread a lot of nice diamonds of the flora have been shown! Could increase my appetite for orchids...*sigh*


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Posted 10 September 2011 - 05:36 AM

@martin: your plant's flower structure resembles very close to a sigmatostalix species. radicans would probably be my closest bet.

@andreas: now, now, now....that's not playing fair! wistuba doesn't go on tours selling nepenthes and heliamphora in the States! why do you europeans get all the fun!?

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 09:07 AM

If you are looking for orchids this vendor goes to shows all over the world. Ill post a link to their upcoming shows, and also to their species list. Ive bought plants off of them many time, and each time I have been more than satisfied.

Upcoming Shows:
http://www.ecuagener...res_Exhibitions

Species List:
https://docs.google....=CKuOgvYH&pli=1

If these guys are in Ecuador, does that mean that ordering from them is out of the question for a Brit?

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 11:13 AM

that's not playing fair! wistuba doesn't go on tours selling nepenthes and heliamphora in the States! why do you europeans get all the fun!?



Hey - and you Americans have all those great plants just growing in your backyards ! :wink:

Thanks for the ID :smile:

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 19:13 PM

@inactivemoth: perhaps... you have pretty much 3 choices if you order online:
1) have the proper paperwork and import permits to receive the plant directly....
2) wait until they tour in your country, where they ship it to a localized contact who distributes it to you (like Wistuba in the states)
OR
3) you can directly pick up your plants from the flower/garden show that they are touring in....

at least....that's how it works here....


@martin: you mean sarracenia, and vfts? lol....
1) you guys by FAR have your sarracenia collections down to a T when it comes to location data, forms, and such...sure the US is probably the main propagator of outstanding hybrids, but i can only think of meadowview as being the main contender...
2) yeah, we've got VFTs in the wild, but you guys are the ones that are making those freaky TC clones that everybody wants....
3) petiolaris drosera, tuberous drosera, south american drosera, orchidoides utricularia, heliamphora, nepenthes--your side of the pond commercially propagates all these coveted rare species of carnivorous plants like hotcakes....the US has NOTHING, and the only way to get these plants is by importing them from you guys! NOT FAIR! Posted Image

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 20:23 PM

@martin: you mean sarracenia, and vfts? lol....

Yes - and Darlingtonia ... how far away was your next location? :wink:
And Heliamphora ...I have heard once, that they all come from the Americas...same as the orchidioides Utricularia...

the US has NOTHING, and the only way to get these plants is by importing them from you guys!


hmm - sounds like a promising business idea...

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 18:22 PM

@martin: i look forward to the day, when i no longer need to purchase rare species from Europe, but rather from people within my own country. from what i can recall....a helicopter ride to the tepuis costs $1500 USD per hour. granted fuel is cheap there, but one is not just paying for the trip to the tepuis but also to the refueling station...collecting orchidioides utrics and heliamphora easier said than done...not to mention all the tepuis are national parks and therefore protected sites....:P

but i digress ;) i have a few more orchids to share with you all....then there will probably be only 2 or three more species that will bloom for me by the time winter approaches...


platystele beatricis:
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pleurothallis herpestes:
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lepanthes nycteris:
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masdevallia limax:
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 18:39 PM

I hate to keep asking questions, but I might be expanding into a larger terrarium. I was gonna mount some orchids on bark, and I was wondering if I could keep a restrepia. Possible? :confused:

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 19:00 PM

Lovely looking plants!

The L. nycteris looks like an alien, and that Pleuro is a beauty too. It is fascinating how nature can come up with these things. Your L. telipogoniflora bring back memories to a rather nice specimen that I had years ago. I got D. laevifolium also, but they don't look as good as your right now.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 20:53 PM

@noah: very possible....you could even grow them outside of the terrarium. in fact all of my plants are grown on the wall of my windowsill....there is a humidity tray at the bottom. so the conditions on the egg crate rack go from wet to dry from bottom to top, and cool to warm(ish) from right to left... the mounts are also packed closely together to raise the ambient humidity as well.
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@christerb: thanks very much!

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 14:39 PM

:shock: WTF! Hardly imaginable for me I could grow them the same way! In fact I have when I was a kid! But I hadn´t had much success as low humidity causes the orchids to grow too slowly to complete their annual growth cycle. :thumbsdown:

BTW: The Pleurothallis with herpes looks very beautiful despite its "illness" ;-)

Yes, Martin is actually wrong! You Americans have a good reason to be envious about us Europeans. Wanna know why? All your nice boggy meadows full of impressive Sarracenia pitchers will disappear soon as will the spectacular places with thousands of Darlingtonias due to lack of protection of these areas... :on_the_quiet: DUCK and RUN...

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I´m just a cynic, don´t hate me!

I really hope you´ll manage to keep your nice habitats of CPs!


And please keep on showing us your orchids! :tu:

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 18:41 PM

hello all,
i have a handful of pictures of the remaining plants in bloom. please enjoy!

lepanthes martineae:
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pleurothallis ornata:
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platysteele ximenae:
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trisetella gemmata:
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a masdevallia limax update:
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 19:37 PM

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I recognise that pic... is that the one you posted on Terraforums where I identified all the plants :lol:

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 18:37 PM

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:43 AM

hello all. time for a little update. a few more orchid spikes have opened for me and there looks like a few dendrobium flowers maybe be making their debut in a few months. until then:

masdevallia nidifica:
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ceratostylis philippinensis?
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stelis flexuosa
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stelis/pleurothalis mystax
i know i posted this one before, but i cant get enough of it. so abstract shaped with bold contrasting colors. cant be beat!
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and......
a developing orchid(ioides): utricularia jamesoniana
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 21:27 PM

one more...
scaphosepalum swertifolium

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 01:15 AM

a masdevallia limax update:
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very interesting, I see how it got its species name!