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January 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-31 February 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-28
March 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-31 April 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-30
May 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-31 June 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-30
July 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-31 August 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-31
September 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-30 October 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-31
November 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-30 December 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-31

1—7 September

From: David Martin
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] A clip from a page I found browsing the net − can you believe it/explain it ? especially the UK figure ?
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 08:35

The Dutch growers must have been sucked into a black hole.
David

Geoff wrote: [OrchidTalk] A clip from a page I found browsing the net − can you believe it/explain it ? especially the UK figure ?

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From: Dennis Read
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Late August Flowerings
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 08:40

Just one word describes that Phrag. − FABULOUS.
Regards

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From: tony garthwaite
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] A clip from a page I found browsing the net − can you believe it/explain it ? especially the UK figure ?
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 08:45

Peter,

I suspect you may be confusing quantity with value!

I wonder if the UK value is a sales value rather than production?

Tony G.

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From: Dennis Read
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Late August Flowerings
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 08:55

Bill, just remembered the Epi is the one we saw many of in Ecuador.
Regards

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From: Bill Haldane
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Late August Flowerings
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 09:10

Geoff,
The flowering scape of the Epi. is about 250mm across and it arises from
a 90cm cane that in turn grows from a rhizomatous base − no pseudo bulbs
as such. The plant is endemic to Ecuador where ther are a large number
of Epi. species, many yet to be named.
Bill

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] A clip from a page I found browsing the net − can you believe it/explain it ? especially the UK figure ?
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 13:00

The article does say Production. There is a pie chart underneath
which gives global market share by country, putting the UK at 5%, so
make of that what you will.

Link to article: http://www.orchidsociety.com/?p192

Although it's a nice-looking site, I wouldn't take any of the
articles too seriously!

Tricia

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

tony garthwaite wrote:

Peter,

> I suspect you may be confusing quantity with value!

> I wonder if the UK value is a sales value rather than production?

> Tony G.

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From: Bill Haldane
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Early September Flowerings
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 15:30

More pics that may be of interest.
a) Habenaria radiata
b) Ida costata
c) Epidendrum lacustra − another attempt at a better photo than my
previous mediocre try.
Bill

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From: Anguel Iordanov
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] A yellow Vanda
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 16:00

Hi Geoff.

How do you grow your vandas?

Kind regards,

Anguel Iordanov

On 15 Aug 2011, at 20:29, "Geoff. Hands" wrote:

> See my comments on my slightly earlier posting ( Ascda Siberian White) in relation to the slight imperfections seen here. This is another plant I have had for 2-3 years and this is the nearest to a good spike I have yet seen − and it looks like a ten-flower spike too, when all out. Worth persisting with in my mind ; nice to see something different from Blues, Reds and Purples.

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From: Anguel Iordanov
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] a very bright red ascda
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 16:05

Hi Geoff. I had one the same colour ages ago and it was called Bloody
Merry or something like this. I will try and digg the original label.

Kind regards,

Anguel Iordanov

On 15 Aug 2011, at 20:54, "Geoff. Hands"
wrote:

> 585 SAscda Sueless x Kukltana Beauty>
> A very unusually bright Ascda − and once again slightly deformed
> flowers ; no excuse about yellow or white here -some cultural thing
> which affected many of my plants at the same time perhaps ? But not
> all − see the blue Vanda which I post next.
> Not large − maybe 3-4cm flowers. But the colour shown on my monitor
> seems quite true ; in fact I thought I must have a second plant of
> Kagawaara Kultana Red when I caught sight of it ( the actual plant
> of that cross is just going over), But no, this is what it is. I
> can't think of any Ascda this colour, although hybrids including a
> shot of Renanthera blood get near it. When I have a moment I must
> look up the genealogy.

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From: Anguel Iordanov
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Geoff's problems
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 16:25

Hi Geoff. That is correct. In windows 7 you have windows mail. I am surprised you are having so many problems with your computer. Maybe I can help in exchange for an orchid :-).

Kind regards,

Anguel Iordanov

On 20 Aug 2011, at 08:52, "Geoff" wrote:

> Quote: Outlook Express, along with many other programs, is not
>available on Windows 7. It's incompatible − you cannot even install
>it manually.;

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From: Anguel Iordanov
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] holy tomoly!! I have a light meter and didn't know it.
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 17:15

This 100% scam. Don't waste your time or money with this guys.

Kind regards,

Anguel Iordanov

On 29 Aug 2011, at 23:08, "Peter Fowler" wrote:

> Hi Geoff, Out of interest, these people from Mumbai; did you get a feel that there were from or representing Microsoft? Did they ring you and say you had problems with your PC. Got you to enter some code which bought up your error files; red/yellow crosses etc? They would pass you on to someone who for a small charge, say 22, would put it right for you.
>
> If the answer is Yes , then this is a well known scam that is going on all over the world. It was on telly the other month.
>
> But I very much think this was not what happened in your case, as I am sure you would have seen through them.

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Early September Flowerings
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 19:50

Ian Plested was selling the Habenaria in flower at ( I think) £20 at the BOGA Fair, . I was tempted, but resisted.

Geoff

Bill Haldane wrote: [OrchidTalk] Early September Flowerings

More pics that may be of interest.
a) Habenaria radiata
b) Ida costata
c) Epidendrum lacustra − another attempt at a better photo than my
previous mediocre try.
Bill

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] A yellow Vanda
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 19:50

Potted, not bare root. Using bark/moss, or coarse bark,. or chunky coco-nut shell pieces, etc...
Hanging up in the top, to get best light.
Cattleya conditions ; winter stat settings 15/18...Summer stat settings 17/20 minimums.
1 layer of 60% shade cloth ( this year) .
Dunked maybe at 10 day intervals.
Sprayed not quite every day.
Questions ?

Geoff

Anguel Iordanov wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] A yellow Vanda

Hi Geoff.

How do you grow your vandas?

Kind regards,


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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] a very bright red ascda
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 19:55

BTW I realised later that this is a peloric form. If you like peloric forms it is not deformed at all. If you don t it is quite horrid .

Geoff

Anguel Iordanov wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] a very bright red ascda

Hi Geoff. I had one the same colour ages ago and it was called Bloody Merry or something like this. I will try and digg the original label.


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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: some piccys and other matters
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 20:40


some piccys and other matters
https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=3D66cc6b7e29550ebd&page=3Dbrowse=
&resid=3D66CC6B7E29550EBD!122&type=3D5&authkey=3Dqneioo43IGU%24&Bsrc=3DPh=
otomail&Bpub=3DSDX.Photos

592 Beallara Peggy Ruth Carpenter. I bought this at the BOGA Fair ; I though the flowers looked very good for the grex. Sure enough when I checked up, the only AM was to one with 10.2 cm natural spread flowers, and this one has 11.5cm flowers. I’ll put it in Aquaculture when flowering is finished. It can do well, but whether it will or not is in the lap of the gods of course.

The two bulbos may be interesting ; B echinolabium is a parent of Valley Isle Queen – EYOF breeding of course, as you might have guessed from the name. It is interesting to me, that EYOF are looking at breeding bulbos – they see all the potential from the enormous range of species, and look for somewhere new where they can earn – or at any rate get – awards, which is what they have to do according to their Trust Deed.interesting because I have seen others go down that road before, but run into the sand for reasons which I could spend half an hour writing about , and no-one would read anyway....

Vanda Sunray. A flower count of ten when all out. Big flat flowers. Nice. ten is very good according to David Grove.

Geoff

ps. Off message – bursting with pride tonight (!) have to tell someone ! – my eldest grand-daughter tells me that she has done well in her O levels – 11 passes, 4 at A starred level including Maths, Chemistry and Biology , another 4 at A level, and 3 Bs. Her school is taking her to Oxford with a few other girls for a prelim interview –( I think she might read Biochemistry with those results) – with the hope ( I guess) that it will encourage her to work hard for a place there... her father is the black sheep of the family – a ne’er do well ( my eldest son, would you believe ? solely responsible for my white hair , I often say ...– his younger brother is a Patent Attorney as I was, although I have to say without any help or influence from me ) – and where she lives is a place well known for race riots – her family are the only white faces in the road I believe – when I visit – not often ( the distance is my poor excuse) I always wish I had brought a security guard to look after the car while I am in the house...but whee !!! I am quite euphoric...
sorry about that , but like I say I had to tell someone.

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From: Richard Baxter
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] some piccys and other matters
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2011 08:55

Blow the orchids with such great exam news of your Grand-daughter, Geoff. Those results certainly look a sound footing for the future. I am sure it is all in the genes, so you should quite rightly be taking some pride.

About your Beallara, I have always found Peggy Ruth Carpenter very difficult to re-flower − indeed, they always seem to go backwards after first flowering. There is obviously a skill to keeping them going, or else I have had particularly weak clones.

Richard

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] a very bright red ascda
Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2011 10:30

I think you'll find that's 'Bloody Mary' − Bloody Merry is what you
get from drinking too many Bloody Marys of the other variety :-)

Tricia

Who the hell is General Failure? And why is he reading my harddisk?

On 01 Septembe Anguel Iordanov wrote:

> Hi Geoff. I had one the same colour ages ago and it was called
> Bloody Merry or something like this. I will try and digg the
> original label.

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From: Alex
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: The blue dendrobium
Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2011 22:25

I have just seen the most amazing thing in Fryers rose nursery nearby, a
dark blue dendrobium nobile. I thought it may be artificial at first but
looking closely it was real but one or two of the pots had blue dye/ink
stains. I wonder if it had been watered with blue dye or maybe just
sprayed. I felt inclined to buy one and see but they were £19.99. Pity
really as they were magnificently grown, about 18" high, clusters of
between 14/16 flowers from top to bottom.
Regards, Alex

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Fwd: Peterborough Show 2012
Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2011 22:55

I have just received this, which will be of interest to those who had
heard that Peterborough 2012 wasn't going to happen. Sounds
promising.

-----Original message-----

Dear All,

You may have heard that the Peterborough show had come to an end,
this is not the case! A new management group has been negotiating
with the showground to keep the show going.

After two meetings with the Chief Executive of the Peterborough
Agricultural Show I am pleased to inform you that the good news is
that the Peterborough International Orchid Show will definitely take
place next year. Please get the message out that the orchid show
will take place on the 6th to the 8th July 2012. A restructured
management team will be running the event: Chris Barker (Show
Secretary), Max Hopkinson and Dick Hartley (two of the original team
of three that set up the Peterborough Orchid Show), Mel Stephen
(judging organiser in recent years), Steve Pask (marquee planner in
recent years), Arthur Deakin (to act as our treasurer) and Mike
Armstrong (well known in the orchid world as owner of Mikandra Orchid
Nursery).

The new management team will be having a meeting early in September
to discuss plans and then further details and invitations will go out
before the end of the month.

There will be a restructuring of the main show in an effort to
increase the numbers attending the event, more people can only be
good for the orchid show. We expect the show to be as good, and
hopefully better than in previous years; some of the changes will
definitely be of benefit to orchid enthusiasts.

We would value feedback from anyone relating to previous shows. Let
us know if you are interested and have any ideas/suggestions for
developing and improving the show that can be discussed at our
September meeting. If you are aware of anyone who has never been
involved with the show but is interested then please advise them to
get in touch.

Best wishes

Chris Barker


-----End of original message-----
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Tricia

You need to be very careful when drawing up a specification, otherwise you risk getting what you ask for rather than what you want.

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From: Peter Fowler
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] The blue dendrobium
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 00:15

They are dyed with blue pigment. You can have blue Phals. as well. Sarah
form Burnham told me this.
Peter F. Alton.

ps. I am looking to buy a new printer. I seem to get through one a year.
I normally would pay £50-£70 for a printer only. No multifunctional
The inks are just too expensive although I have been trying cheaper
versions. I send the cartridges back to be refilled.
I would like one with separate coloured cartridges. The HP I have at the
moment has a multicolour single cartridge.
Any advice welcome.
Thanks

Peter F.................................,Alton., Hants.

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] The blue dendrobium
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 07:20

I like Canon printers. They can sulk if you don't use original Canon
inks, but I think the results are superior with Canon inks anyway.
The Pixma iP4850 looks good and is currently £49.99 at Viking Direct:
http://www.viking-direct.co.uk/a/pb/Printers/Inkjet-Printers/Canon-Pixma-iP4850-Colour-Inkjet-Printer/prQ29&id5165442/

Hope that helps :-)

Tricia

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.

On 06 September Peter Fowler wrote:

> ps. I am looking to buy a new printer...

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From: Dennis Read
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] The blue dendrobium( ink )
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 08:55

I have used' inkcycle' for a long while,
Regards

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] The blue dendrobium
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 10:00

I guess (hope or do I really mean that ? ) someone, somewhere has invented flower die which don t harm the plants !

I think flower dyeing started with carnations ; some time in the 1970s I had an orchid grower friend who was going into growing carnations in a large cold greenhouse for the cut-flower market, and I remember a discussion with him about coloured carnations . he told me that carnations with their hard thin foliage would stand the dyes but softer green leaved plants wouldn't . Of course that is a long time ago.
Seeing blue phallies recently I had assumed they were Doritaneopsis bred from the coerulea form of Doritis pulcherrima which is not as blue as Vanda coerulea , but at least as blue as many so-called blue cattleyas ( all of which as far as I know are naturally coloured).

I guess its a new dimension to have to take into account in looking at flowers.

Geoff

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From: Peter Fowler
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] The blue dendrobium
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 10:45

Tricia.........Thanks for the info. on the Canon Pixma printer. Sorry but
I forgot to add that I require a wireless printer so I can print from my
laptop and possibly from my IPad 2.
Has anyone have an Ipad2 which they have printed from?
Thanks
Peter F..............................,Alton, Hants.

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From: Richard Baxter
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] The blue dendrobium
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 12:35

Peter
You get through a printer per year................wow.
I am an Epson man. They cost more but the quality is superb. Mine has 8
cartridges. Original cartridges are not cheap, but one can get very
serviceable "compatible" ones very cheaply. Indeed, if you look at
www.fotospeed.com you can get continuous "inkflow" systems which supply inks
very much cheaper than the branded stuff. Dye colours are very much cheaper
than pigments (100ml for £9.99 against 125ml pigment £24.99 − beats £12 for
25ml off the shelf!). I have been on a course recently about colours, and
the professional I was with swears by these systems. If you use a lot, then
it seems well worth a try.
Getting the correct colours on your prints as seen on the screen is all
about calibrating your screen then profiling your printer for the equipment,
paper and inks being used.

Hope the above is helpful.

Richard

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Printers (was The blue dendrobium)
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 12:40

Peter, Canon don't seem to do wireless single-function printers − the best
option is the MG5250, which is a wireless printer/scanner/copier and
has five separate inks. The specifications explicitly say it supports
printing from iPad. Current online best price is £74.50 at Dixons
with free postage and packing. This is the printer I would like, but
my existing printer is perfectly serviceable apart from not being
wireless so it's hard to justify... Some friends bought one recently
and are very pleased with it.

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Tricia

The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard

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From: Peter Fowler
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] The blue dendrobium
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 13:30

Thanks Tricia and Richard for printer info. I have a Epson top-end
scanner, which I can calibrate using a multi-coloured target. I think I
will look into wireless Epson printers. The Canon pixma printers have a good
name for themselves.
There are just too many to choose from!
I know a bit about colour as I was a colour matcher for 12 years and have
used colour matching computers.
Thanks

Peter

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From: Theo Dengel
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Orchids
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 18:35

Hi everyone

To me growing orchids means getting the best out of orchid species with some selected hybrids added.
On this site, I have seen many " blousy" images of flowers − which appear artificial to me.

I attach a picture of one of my favourites, a species from South America, cool growing and shade loving; it flowers up to four times a year
during the summer & autumn periods. It does not need repotting, for the past 8 years it has been gowing happily on a small piece of tree fern.
Its name: Trisetella hoeijeri

What can be more enchanting ( its nearest rival is Scaphocepalum gibberosum, which bears its flowers on a long spike, consequetively flowering
for several years.
Theo Dengel

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] The blue dendrobium
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 20:10

I have been there, in my serious photography days but by the time I hade profiled my printer and calibrated my monitor ( every few weeks) and then got profiles for each of the papers I used ,
and bought the continuous flow ink supply thingummyjig with a pint of each of 7 colours ( total cost about the same as a week in Florida, including the air fare for two of us), I reckoned that actually it
would have been cheaper to use one of the commercial services to produce the 400 x 500 prints I entered for exhibitions...and then they were not accepted ... ( well some of them were , of course)... but the time left for growing orchids diminished... so I gave up.
I hope all of this makes you stop and think which road you want to go down.
I wish some-one had said this to me at the time...
I wish I could believe that I would have listened if they had !

Geoff

Richard Baxter wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] The blue dendrobium

Peter
You get through a printer per year................wow.
I am an Epson man. They cost more but the quality is superb. Mine has 8
cartridges. Original cartridges are not cheap, but one can get very
serviceable "compatible" ones very cheaply. Indeed, if you look at
www.fotospeed.com you can get continuous "inkflow" systems which supply inks
very much cheaper than the branded stuff. Dye colours are very much cheaper
than pigments (100ml for 9.99 against 125ml pigment 24.99 − beats 12 for
25ml off the shelf!). I have been on a course recently about colours, and
the professional I was with swears by these systems. If you use a lot, then
it seems well worth a try.
Getting the correct colours on your prints as seen on the screen is all
about calibrating your screen then profiling your printer for the equipment,
paper and inks being used.

Hope the above is helpful.

Richard

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Mae Tang Orchids new list
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 22:25

Attached is Mae Tang Orchids new mail order list for September 2011.

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Tricia

There are 3 kinds of people: those who can count & those who can't.

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From: Tina Stagg
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Species
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 10:40

I agree with you, Theo. I, too, grow species with the occasional hybrid for colour in the house.

Last Friday I called at Dobbies in Shrewsbury (for an excellent light lunch en route to Winchester) and there were revolting blue phalaenopses for sale @ £29.99. I was looking at them near two ladies who were exclaiming how pretty they were. When I disagreed and told them about the blue dye they changed their minds and agreed that they were an abomination. I went on to tell them about species, orchid societies, etc.

So − think of blue phals as a teaching opportunity!

Tina

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From: francis quesada pallares
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Orchids from Vietnam
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 16:05

Hello group,

I have just spent two weeks in Vietnam. I was so disappointed not to actually see any orchids growing in the wild, as it seems that most orchids had been stripped from the forests and ended up in private houses, where they only know they are 'flowers from the forests'.

Anyway, after my lovely guide asking a few people, we managed to visit a few gardens where orchids where grown and a few were actually in flower. I have identified this lot, and I will be asking for help (on a separate email with the ones I still haven't managed to put a name to).

1 Coelogyne nitida (syn ochracea). Beautiful plant, but only one flower.

2 Coelogyne schultesii. A tiny flowered plant hanging mounted on a tree outside a hotel.

3 Dendrobium brymerianum. That is an easy one to identify, you can't get this one wrong... I just love the flowers! Amazing plant hanging outside the hotel (same tree as the Coel. schultesii), but only one flower.

4 Dendrobium devonianum. Took me a while to identify this one, but I knew I had seen it before. Extremely well flowered in one of the gardens we visited.

5 Paphiopedilum gratrixianum. I am not sure about the ID, but it is the best I can do looking at internet photos (any suggestions, Geoff?). I saw loads and loads of this heaped on the floor, many without roots, obviously newly taken from the forests in many of the gardens we visited.

If any of you spot a mistake in the names, let me know, so I can ammend my picture records.

Francis x

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From: francis quesada pallares
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Orchids from Vietnam 2
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 16:10

The lot that needs to be identified.

These are interesting, as a couple of them I know the genus, but there are three which I have labelled as Orchid sp which I actually have not seen before and cannot even place in a particular genus group!

I hope you like them and can help with some id too.

Tricia, I have reduced the size for all the photos, so I hope this time I have done it correctly and the size is acceptable.

Regards,

Francis x

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From: francis quesada pallares
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Orchids from Vietnam and 3
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 16:25

This was actually the very first orchid I found in Vietnam.

It was in someone's garden outside their home, in the high mountains of north Vietnam (Sapa).

It was growing terrestrially, and it seemed very happy. I have not got a clue what it is, other than it is an orchid!

Francis x

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: Orchids from Vietnam 2
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 18:35

Thank you, Francis. The server did complain that the articles were
'suspiciously long' but it coped this time! As long as they are not
returned undelivered I'm happy :-)

Tricia

You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted then used against you.

francis quesada pallares wrote:

> Tricia, I have reduced the size for all the photos, so I hope this
> time I have done it correctly and the size is acceptable.

> Regards,

> Francis x

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Orchids from Vietnam
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 20:45

Nice work Francis.
P gratrixianum without any doubt.
I might quarrel with you about nitida and of course I may be out of date ; but I am very familiar with ochracea. I saw a quite different species in flower in Thailand identified for me as nitida quite different bulbs , the size of plums , whereas ochracea are a different shape too like cocktail sausages and since it was in a National Park, might be there still.. near the highest point in Thailand ; nitida likes it cooler than ochracea, too. Maybe Vietnam is too warm for it, so perhaps you saw ochracea your pics look like it..
As to the orchids being stripped out , no doubt, in places near the bigger towns, but I am seeing pics taken in the jungle and of some lovely orchids too in another place , but taken by locals who know where to go.
And they are not all ignorant you should try Hanoi Flower Show for example, if you get the chance another time.

Geoff

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Orchids from Vietnam 2
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 20:55

I have been studying the sub-tribe Aeridiniae preparing a talk , and some of these looked a bit familiar, but after checking all the pics I have accumulated I can ;t actually put a name to any of yours . I suppose you know IOSPE to check any suggestions you get ?

Geoff

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From: Kenneth Bruyninckx
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Orchids from Vietnam 2
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 21:50

Ok, here goes :-)

Orchid sp: try and look into Phaius species from Vietnam, plant looks identical to what I expect to ba Phaius mishmensis, but the flower does not look like it what I expect
Orchid sp 2: should be Ornithochilus fuscus
Orchid sp 3: a Bulbophyllum, but too far off to see enough details for a better identification

Kenneth Bruyninckx
Akerne Orchids
Laarsebeekdreef 4, B-2900 Schoten, Belgium
tel. +32 (0)3 651 40 36 fax +32 (0)3 653 06 76


www.akerne-orchids.com

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