Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dendrobium phalaenopsis

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Dendrobium phalaenopsis orchid is tall orchid with beautiful flowers in white, violet, purple...

It is the emblem of Queensland, Australia.

This is a very easy houseplant that is also suitable for the cold greenhouse.

Two other names have been proposed, Vappodes phalaenopsis and Dendrobium biggibum and it was proposed to put them in a new genus, Vappodes. But this is not generally accepted.


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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sobralieae

Sobralia macrophylla
The tribe Sobralieae is part of the family Orchidaceae, sub-family
Epidendroideae.

It contains 3 genera with about 235 orchid species.


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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sobralia

Sobralia dichotoma
Sobralia dichotoma
Source: Philipp Weigell
The genus Sobralia is part of the family Orchidaceae, subfamily Epidendroideae, tribe Sobralieae.

It contains about 150 species, Sobralia dichotoma being the type species.

They are characterized by tall growing stems giving them the semblance of bamboo.


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Friday, May 16, 2014

Aeranthes

Aeranthes grandiflora
Aeranthes grandiflora
The genus Aeranthes belongs to the family Orchidaceae, subfamily Epidendroideae, tribe Vandeae and sub-tribe Angraecinae.

It contains 43 species, mostly from Madagascar. The type species is Aeranthes grandiflora.

They are characterized by translucent translucent green, white or yellow flowers.


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Monday, May 5, 2014

Sobralia 'veitchii'

Sobralia 'veitchii'
Sobralia 'veitchii' or bamboo orchid is a hybrid between Sobralia macrantha and Sobralia xantholeuca.

It was developed by Harry Veitch, an English horticulturist, and got a reward from the RHS Orchid Committee in 1894.

It is a tall bamboo-like orchid that can be grown outdoors in Mediterranean climates.

It is easy to grow, care is similar to that of Cymbidiums.

It is part of the family Orchidaceae, subfamily Epidendroideae, tribe Sobralieae, genus Sobralia.


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