Photos in this issue: Coryanthes bruckmuellerii   (left), Macodes sanderiana,  Eulophiella roempleriana
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 A.  What's New in flask.
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 NOW.

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 Plants.
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 next generation.
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 Beautiful.

 Polyrhiza 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.
Macodes 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 suitable.



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Macodes sanderiana
 F. 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."
Then people 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."
The woman sits up in bed and says, "What's wrong with my baby, Doctor? What's wrong?"
The 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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