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MISCELLANEOUS GENERA

 

 

 

 

 

Miltonia Bluntii (above and below) is found in SE Brazil and is a natural hybrid between M clowesii and M spectabilis.

 

 

 

 

 

An hybrid variety of Miltonia, native to tropical America.

 

 

 

 

An inter-generic hybrid of Miltonia and Brassia, both natives of tropical America.

 

 

 

 

An inter-generic hybrid of Odontoglossum and Cochlioda, both South American natives.

 

 

 

 

The name is larger than the plant (the dime in the above picture is for size comparison).  This natural species is found in the wild from El Salvador to Colombia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This hybrid Oncidium (above and below) displays some decidedly unnatural color combination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sphacelatum (above and below) grows like a week from Mexico to Colombia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The species violacea has different forms for it's two native habitats: Borneo and Malaysia.  The plant above has the shape and coloration of the Borneo sub-species.

 

 

 

 

Another LDT (lost the damn tag) plant.  One of many beautiful hybrids produced at the now-defunct Sky Island Nursery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An hybrid Phalaenopsis with a nice flower coloration in my opinion.  The stain on the leaf is where my cat peed on it.

 

 

 

 

A large plant (basket is 16 inches by 16 inches) that is terribly inconvenient to grow and it's blooms last only 3 - 5 days.  The viewing of the blooming is worth the effort though.  When the buds start opening, you can stand close and watch the movement of them opening one after the other.  When the bud-opening process is complete, the plant sprays a very fragrant perfume in all directions to attract it's insect pollinator.  On it's last blooming, it had 5 clusters of blooms open at the same time.  The blooms have a decidedly bizarre appearance, looking like they're in flight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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