May 2011 Archived Messages

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15—21 May

From: Max Redman
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Question
Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 00:20

Hi Folks,

I have a plant that I have had for a number of years. It is either an
encyclia or an epidendrum and the name that I have on it is 'pentostis' or

Now its quite possible that the name has become corrupted during the
repotting and the rewriting of labels etc
but recently I wanted to find a photo as I have broken a large plant up into
about ten pots (It was BIG) and I find its easier to sell plants with a

I have been unable to find anything resembling the name but, for what it is
worth, the flower resembles 'encyclia radiata' but is white and seems to
lack a lot of the stripes on the labellum. The flowers are resupinate?
and the plant does not have pseudo bulbs as such.

Any help or ideas would be appreciated.




From: Andy
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk]Question
Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 08:55

Hi Max
What was Encyclia pentotis is now Prosthechea baculus. I have grown it
under a variety of names. Nice plant what ever you call it − worth growing
just for the perfume!


From: Tony Watkinson
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk]Question
Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 09:10

Hi Max

This is from IOSPE. They keep changing the name of these things.



Anacheilium baculus [Rchb.f] Withner & Harding 2004 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Colombia form Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Stake-Like Anacheilium [refers to the pseudobulbs appearance]

Flower Size to 3" [7.5 cm]

This medium sized, hot to cool growing, cockleshell epiphytic species is found in Vera Cruz, Oaxaca and Chiapas states of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica and south to Colombia and Brazil in lower montane forests at altitudes of 400 to 1700 meters with fusiform, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, towards the apex, lanceolate to ligulate-elliptic, obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring and summer and fall with an apical, short to 2 1/2" [6.25 cm], erect, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with a prominent basal sheath arising on a newly matured, fusiform, cylindric, bifoliate pseudobulb giving rise to strongly fragrant [honey], inverted flowers.

Synonyms Encyclia baculus (Rchb. f.) Dressler & G.E. Pollard 1971; Encyclia pentotis (Rchb. f.) Dressler 1961; Epidendrum acuminatum Sessé & Moc. 1798; *Epidendrum baculus Rchb. f. 1856; Epidendrum beyrodtianum Schltr. 1915; Epidendrum pentotis Rchb. f. 1876; Hormidium baculus [Rchb.f] Breiger 1977; Prosthechea baculus (Rchb. f.) W. E. Higgins 1997


From: francis quesada pallares
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk]Question
Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 09:15

Hi Max,

Encyclia pentotis was transfered to the genus Anacheilium under the species name of Anacheilium baculus.

If you look at it on the Jphal orchid encyclopedia (google it under orchid species, and it will be the first link on your list), you can see photos under both names, but the entry for Encyclia pentotis will ask you to look at Anacheilium baculus.

Great looking flowers!

Hope this helps.



From: Kenneth Bruyninckx
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: Akerne Orchids − Open Nursery Weekend 2011
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 00:55

Dear Orchid Friends,

We kindly invite you to come to our annual open nursery weekend on
Saturday June 4th and Sunday June 5th from 10 am til 6 pm.
As always there is a drink on the house for every visitor.

This year Bert van Zuylen will again be present on Saturday June 4th
with his extensive offering of orchid books and prints, new,
secondhand and antiquarian.
Visit http://www.boekenbeurs-bvz.nl/ for more details on what he has
on offer currently.
Please note that Bert will only be present on Saturday June 4th.

Two years after the launch of "Akerne's RAIN MIX" we have some good
news for our UK customers: Keith Kent of Kool Orchids
(http://www.koolorchids.co.uk/) has become our sole UK distributor for
our fertilizer currently offering the 150 g, 450 g and 2,5 kg tubs.
Customers in the UK can now profit from reduced delivery charges when
ordering our fertilizer from him while still being assured that they
get the same quality product!

Akerne's RAIN MIX has been successfully tested by us and a selected
group of hobby and professional orchid growers with spectacular
results, testimony to this success are the various prizes won by
orchids grown with this fertilizer in both national and international

Happy orchid growing,

Diane, Dirk and Kenneth.

Akerne Orchids, Belgium


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