BP SPECIES NEWSLETTER JULY 2001
What's New in Flask Cymbidiella pardalina (rhodochila), Dendrochilum
glumaceum giganteum, Dendrobium convolutum, MACODES SANDERIANA, Cattleyopsis
ortgiesiana, Phal violacea alba x alba, Catt deckerii alba x self, Doritis
pulcherima alba x alba , Cattleya luteola Brazil.
What's Ready to replate, Neofinetia falcata "Amani island Giant",
Neofinetia falcata "Kihou-Yellow Treasure" x self, Zygosepalum labiosum
( Menadenium labiosum) and Zygopetalum maxillare
C. What's New
in Plants, Goodyera hispida, Paphiopedilum roebellinii, Coelogynes
pandurata and Coelogyne miniata.
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Photos in this issue: Cymbidiella pardalina
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What's New in flask.
Cymbidiella pardalina (rhodochila).A
good germination of the red and green species from Madagascar
Dendrochilum glumaceum giganteum.
A small quantity of a selfing of a much larger form has germinated. This
is a delightful species with a 2 ranked raceme of white flowers with a
A startling species, green with a vivid rich violet purple to chocolate
purple labellum. New Guinea.
MACODES SANDERIANA The
real species, seed from plants collected in New Guinea and held at a Botanical
Gardens. We believe this is the only material available anywhere in the
world. Flask material is being propagated invitro now.
. The orchid Fidel Castro does not want you to have, protocorm
material from US from a grower with contacts.
Phalaenopsis violacea alba x
alba. Such a good grower, we can only get 4 plants in the flask.
A sib cross "Bowringiana" Silver Medal alba x violacea alba
Cattleya deckerii alba x
self rarely seen, we are hopefull of a percentage of whites.
Doritis pulcherima alba x alba
a sib cross of two sparkling crystalline whites Grow into a clump for multiple
spikes and pure crystaline white flowers.
Cattleya luteola Brazil.
Clear buttercup yellow, with the purple deep in the lip throat.
What's ready to replate NOW.
Neofinetia falcata "Amami island Giant".
A large growing form from a more tropical part of Japan. Pure white, long
spur, exquisite perfume.
Neofinetia falcata "Kihou-Yellow Treasure" x self.
A prized form in Japan. This selfing of the yellow form adds another
colour form to the small growing showy and fragrant species.
Zygosepalum labiosum ( Menadenium labiosum) and Zygopetalum
maxillare, two small growing species that creep over the spaghnam
moss in a small basket for best results. Both with large showy flowers,
the labiousum with pale tan sepals and petals and a large white lip striped
red, the maxillare with greenyellow sepals and petals blotched chocolate,
the lip vidid rich violet blue, and both fragrant.
C. What's new in Plants.
Goodyera hispida, an exquisite Jewel with clear green
leaves veined silver.These have done so well that we have them ready in
a 3 plant clump in 80mm basket pot in spaghnam.
Sib cross of two long twisted petal selected clones. Robust C size seedlings
, still in 50mm pot, ready for 75 mm pots. Remember, keep the slippers
in as small a pot as possible. Quote the News Letter for a price
of Aust$14.50 per seedling.
Coelogynes pandurata and Coelogyne miniata.
These are now well grown large plants, see the Plant list for details.
Pandurata is a huge green flower with black markings, while C.
miniata is a small clambering plant on cork with delicate pale yellow
with dark brown veined fringed lip.
D. Web page.
Check out our web page www.ultra.net.au/~bporchid
This is constantly under revision and you will find
heaps of colour photos, articles on species in cultivation and in the wild,
plus links to other interesting species orchids, and more photographs.
Check out the photos of species mentioned above
a genus of about 25 species found on all continents except Africa.
Most of the species are somewhat insignificant green leafed, ground
dwelling or lithophytic plants, with a rhizome that creeps over the leafmould
and forest floor litter.
Generally classed as Jewel Orchids, several species are known for their
varigated or veined foliage, and are prized by those collectors who specialise
in Jewel Orchids.
Goodyera hispida is such a species, prized for its very beautiful
foliage of emerald green, slightly flushed pink, with prominent silver
veins and reticulation. The flowers are tiny, green, tipped white. Each
leaf grows to 7 cm long, by 2.5 cm wide, with a resulting rosette of about
15 cm, and in a clump, presents a most attractive plant.
As these plants are creepers, their rhizome should never be buried in the
potting mix, but placed so that it sits on top. A suitable mix to grow
them in must be well drained, but holding enough moisture so that
the roots do not dry out. Several mixs could be used, from a coarse sandy
gravel with leafmould or fine bark, to shredded spaghnam moss mixed with
shredded isolite, polystyrene foam, the latter to keep the spaghnam moss
a little more open.
The beautiful silver veining on the green
background indicates a dweller of the the very shady forest or jungle.
It takes advantage of a niche, a darker place, where normal sunloving
plants leave room for others. So a shady place in the bushhouse is needed,
in with Phalaenopsis and mottled leaf Paphiopedilums, out
of reach of slugs and snails, where it is cool and damp.
Goodyera hispida extends from India to Malaya, and seems to be tolerant
of our tropical climate when grown in a shady position in a well drained
media that keeps the roots damp, but not wet. A lovely species, a well
grown plant would be a Jewel in any orchid growers crown.
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