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02/06/2007 12:50:50 PM · #1
Hello

Took these at the w/e & was a wondering if anyone out there might know what type of orchid these (four) are?

Curious. Would be really nice to know... :)

Thanks!

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02/06/2007 01:09:36 PM · #2
Orchid Species Photographs
02/06/2007 01:16:59 PM · #3
This link has a link to a page with names and photos of 300+ orchids: Discover Orchids (Find the link under "New Page!")

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02/06/2007 02:21:01 PM · #4
At least you've got blooms to help you, heh. I have two orchids that were given to me a little over a year ago by a friend. He said he found them as clippings on the greenhouse floor at the local community college. They both have had new growth and seem to be very happy. Sadly though, they've yet to bloom. It's killing me to find out what they are!
02/06/2007 02:36:14 PM · #5
Apparently over 300 new types are discovered each year! So not an easy job find out exactly which ones are which :)
02/06/2007 02:51:50 PM · #6
Originally posted by kano:

Hello

Took these at the w/e & was a wondering if anyone out there might know what type of orchid these (four) are?

Curious. Would be really nice to know... :)

Thanks!

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Fixed the thumbs for easier viewing. My initial reaction was that these were "dendrobiums"....but I'm no botanist.

Where did you take the pics?
02/06/2007 03:08:51 PM · #7
Originally posted by KaDi:

My initial reaction was that these were "dendrobiums"....but I'm no botanist.

Where did you take the pics?


A type of Dendrobium was my initial thought too. I know that white one is probably the most domesticated orchid around, but for some dumb reason I can't find it.
02/06/2007 03:20:40 PM · #8
Okay...

Phalaenopsis

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02/07/2007 03:14:17 PM · #9
woo-hoo, thank you all so v much!

I'm so pleased to have found out! Have spent a while searching websites - there are a number of them :)

Thanks too for posting the thumbnails (Note to self: I will work out how to do that) made it so much easier!!

THANKS AGAIN!! :)

Kate

Oh, nearly forgot to say where I took them - at Kew Gardens London, there's an orchid display on until 4 March //www.kew.org/
02/08/2007 11:24:07 AM · #10
Originally posted by kano:

woo-hoo, thank you all so v much!

I'm so pleased to have found out! Have spent a while searching websites - there are a number of them :)

Thanks too for posting the thumbnails (Note to self: I will work out how to do that) made it so much easier!!

THANKS AGAIN!! :)

Kate

Oh, nearly forgot to say where I took them - at Kew Gardens London, there's an orchid display on until 4 March //www.kew.org/


Kew Gardens is great!

Phalaenopsis are quite cheap and reasonably easy to keep at home too - well, mine last for a few weeks until I kill them.

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02/08/2007 01:44:00 PM · #11
Originally posted by Matthew:


Kew Gardens is great!

Phalaenopsis are quite cheap and reasonably easy to keep at home too - well, mine last for a few weeks until I kill them.

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It takes talent to kill those, heh. All you have to do is mist it every few days with water containing orchid food and keep the orchid in a window.

=P
02/08/2007 01:48:32 PM · #12
Originally posted by aliqui:

It takes talent to kill those, heh. All you have to do is mist it every few days with water containing orchid food and keep the orchid in a window.

=P


Yep - apparently watering them once a month or so is not enough.
02/08/2007 01:51:44 PM · #13
Originally posted by Matthew:

Originally posted by aliqui:

It takes talent to kill those, heh. All you have to do is mist it every few days with water containing orchid food and keep the orchid in a window.

=P


Yep - apparently watering them once a month or so is not enough.


Murderer! heh
02/08/2007 02:31:40 PM · #14
I'm with Matthew. If a plant doesn't thrive on neglect, it's a lost cause. Then, of course, I live in the desert. ;-)
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