BP SPECIES NEWSLETTER APRIL 2001
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- A. What's New in Flask, Bulbophyllum robustum
- B. What's Ready to
replate. Polyrhiza lindenii, the leafless orchid, Coryanthes
bruckmuellerii, Macodes sanderiana, Eulophiella roempleriana
- C. What's New in Plants, Phalaenopsis violacea 'Borneo',
Phalaenopsis modesta, Phalaenopsis tetraspis alba
- D. Culture. The Unique and the Beautiful Polyrhiza
- E. Web Site www.speciesorchids.com.
- F. Humour.
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in this issue: Coryanthes bruckmuellerii (left),
Macodes sanderiana, Eulophiella
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A. What's New
Bulbophyllum robustum (graveolons) has now
germinated well and appears to be growing. The first primary replate has been
done, so we are hopeful of getting this species to the final replate stage.
Some Bulbophyllums are contrary in flask.
B. What's ready to replate
Polyrhiza lindenii, the endangered species of the
Everglades of Florida,USA.
A leafless species, these plants consist of a bunch of roots, and they
are now filling the small shipping bottles.
Macodes sanderiana, at long last, final replate work is
starting. This is a robust growing species and the plants in flask are quite
large. The leaves already show the sparkling silver and gold veining on a
light green background.
Coryanthes bruckmuellerii, a Bucket Orchid from
Venezuela, have grown rapidly. The Coryanthes grow quickly and seem to
romp away out of flask in a mix of spaghnam moss and isolite (polystryene).
Best hung where chewing pests cannot reach them.
C. What's new in
Three Phalaenopsis have been potted on into 8 cm basket
pots (3 inch).
Phaleanopsis modesta, a small grower with white and
purple flowers, multi spike type.
Phalaenopsis tetraspis alba, some of this raising have
flowered pure white. One grower reports 1 or 2 that were the purple red
of the type form. This latter, also called Phalaenopsis speciosa, is
extremely rare, so we hope someone gets a pair of purples to sib cross for the
Phalaenopsis violacea "Borneo", the heavy substance
white with violet purple lateral sepals. This was originally a sib cross
between two very nicely shaped clones from Sarawak, Borneo..
All three are from the Spice Islands region of the world, Borneo to
Malaysia, tropical plants that need warmth, a shady spot and plenty of water
when growing. Must have good drainage and ventilation, and in the cooler
months, slightly drier conditions. Currently growing very well in the
spaghnam/isolite mix in small basket pots.
D. The Unique and the
lindenii, pictured here from a drawing by Blanche Ames, is an
endangered species of the Everglades, Florida, USA, and is fully protected.
Grown strictly as an epiphyte, the leafless species has green roots that
act as leaves.
sanderiana, pictured below, a dweller of the tropical
rainforest, is a semiterrestrial or lithophyte, growing in the moss and leaf
litter. It requires a moist well drained media in a very shady position and
high humidity. In cooler climates, warmth and perhaps a terarrium would be
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Humour.A lawyer named Strange died and was
buried. His relatives suggested the headstone read "Here lies Strange, a
lawyer and an honest man."
The tombstone engraver demurred, suggesting
people would think there were three people buried there.
He suggested the
inscription, "Here lies a man who was an honest lawyer."
walking by would see the inscription and say "That's Strange".
A woman gives birth to a baby, and afterwards, the doctor comes in, and he
says, "I have to tell you something about your baby." TOP
The woman sits up in
bed and says, "What's wrong with my baby, Doctor? What's wrong?"
doctor says, "Well, now, nothing's wrong, exactly, but your baby is a little
bit different. Your baby is an hermaphrodite."
The woman says, "An
hermaphrodite... what's that?"
The doctor says, "Well, it means your baby
has the...er...features...of a male AND a female."
The woman turns pale.
She says, "Oh my god!You mean it has a penis...AND a brain?"
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