NEWSLETTER February 2003
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Coryanthes cataniapoense "Gernot
Bergold". A rare Bucket orchid from Venezuela.
Photo top of page courtesy Dr Gernot Bergold. Culture and notes below.
bigibbum superbum alba x alba Australian species, dry rest
in winter after the flowering. A very small pot is required with a well
pulcherima chompornense This species from Thailand has the
petals the same as the labellum, with large yellow blotches. Best grown
in a small pot.
secunda A species best grown on a slab of treefern
if available or a small well drained basket. The flowers are delicately
crystalline in appearence. Rodriguezias wil grow under much the same
conditions as those for Dendrobiums and Oncidiums.
lobbii. This is a minature
species best grown on a slab. The near flowering size plants are well established
on pieces of cork bark, grown umder heavy shade in a well ventilated spot.
Frequent watering in the growing season is required and a dry rest in winter,
when the plants can be actually deciduous depending on the climate.
aphrodite, This large growing
Philippines species requires a large shallow container or basket under
typical Phalaenopsis conditions of shade and good ventilation. Seedlings
are growing well in 5cm slotted pots in a spagh isolote mix.
jarkianum. A reasonably small
growing species from the Philippines that will do best in a small basket.
Near flowering size plants are doing well in a small basket with a little
spagh isolite mix. Aerides are easy to grow if a little extra shade is
given and good ventilation supplied.
Coryanthes gernotii, Yellow,
red spots, Venezuela. Named after Dr Gernot Bergold.
alborosea, White, the epichil red thru to yellow. Peru
Orange, this is the only species recorded from Mexico and is closely related
to C speciosa.
macrantha, Trinidad, thru to Brazil. This spectacular
species is yellow with red orange and an intricately shaped epichil, to
the point of weirdness.
Coryanthes leucocorys, A
large flowered species, orange yellow with a large white epichil. Photo
speciosa, A wide spread species from Central America
down to Brazil. Flowers are orange to yellow orange.
A Venezuelean species. Photo below courtesy of Dr Gernot Bergold.
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Photo left C bruckmuelleri. Coryanthes
are shade growers and should be cultivated in small pots or baskets in
a media that does not dry out.
Commonly, spaghnam moss is used, and the plants grow very quickly if
kept warm and in high humidity.
It is essential to hang the plants, out of reach of slugs and
snails. In the wild, they inhabit aboreal ant nests, not for the ants or
their formic acid as has been suggested, but for the protection the aggressive
Chewing pests love the Coryanthes and slugs and snails will quickly
kill a plant.
Coryanthes are fairly easy to
cultivate from flask. They tend to vine somewhat in flask, and develop
the plantlet at the end of the rhizome like stem. Once compotted, they
develop the first pseudobulb and as that develops, the plants should be
repotted so that the plantlet sits on the media. They grow quickly and
spaghnam seems to offer the best media at this stage.
Once grown to a larger size, the
plant can then be repotted into a basket or well drained pot, other mixes
incorporating bark seem to be satisfactory as well. A shady spot is best,
with perhaps a little extra sunlight in the cooler parts of the day to
encourage the mature plant to flower. There seems to be no set time
are fascinating orchids and have been a lifelong passion for Doctor Gernot
Bergold of Venezuela, who has studied them, grown them, set seed
for conservation and supplied specimens to noted botanists. Two Coryanthes
have been named after Dr Bergold, Coryanthes gernotii and Coryanthes bergoldii.
pleased to acknowledge his contribution, especially for seed and photographs,
to the conservation of these fascinating species orchids.
Stop Press; It is with regret we advise that Dr Gernot Bergold passed away peacefully Wednesday 5th Feb. at the age of 91. Vale Dr Bergold. A short history of his work with the genus Coryanthes will appear in the next Newsletter, from notes he was preparing at the time of his passing.
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