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In FLASK.   Oncidium trulliferum  Dendrobium amabilis  Oncidium pulvinatum   Paph wardii   Cattleya lawrenceae

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Ready to replate.   Ancistrochilus rothschildianum ( photo right)  Macodes lowii  Macodes sanderiana  Brassia caudata  Oncidium henekenii  Oncidium jonesianum

 Culture.   Paph spicerianum; An uncommon common species.

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Oncidium trulliferum. Brazil. Branched spikes of 2cm yellow flowers. Sepals and petals bltched chestnut brown.
Dendrobium amabile. Long lost D. Bronckartii. Flowers to 4cm, white, flushed pink, in huge bunches. Similar in culture to Dend farmerii and much like that species.
Oncidium pulvinatum. Brazil. Branched spikes of many yellow spotted light tan flowers, lip yellow. Slab culture or very small pot.
Paphiopedilum wardii. China. Beautiful flowers, white flushed rose, striped green, petals green heavily spotted red. Showy mottled leafed plant.
Cattleya lawrenceae. Venezuela.  Rare. Magenta purple, yellow throat. A bifoliate like Cattleya skinnerii, with deep richly coloured flowers. Small pot. Same culture as Cattleya bowringiana.
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 Aerides jarkianum in spike. Philippines Spikes of waxy burgundy flowers, fragrant. Small pots, growing in treefern.
Aerides quinquevulnerum var purpureum. Philippines Rare, this form burgundy red flowers, spicy fragrance. Flowering size plants
Aerides lawrenceae. Large white flowers, tipped magenta purple, fragrant. Long spike, many flowered. Advanced seedlings in 70mm basket pots.
Ready to Replate.
Ancistrochilus rothschildianum. Africa  Rare. Showy 8cm dusky rose pink flowers, lip magenta.
Macodes lowii. Borneo  Dark green red leaf, veined iridescent pink red.
Macodes sanderiana. GENUINE SPECIES from New Guinea. Large velvet dark green leaf
veined gold to 16cm. The most beautiful of all Jewel Orchids
Brassia caudata. Mexico  Flowers 12 to 20 cm long, pale green, spotted dark green, lip white. Much the same culture as B giroudiana.
Oncidium henekenii. Central America. Bumble bee orchid. Lip hairy, like body of large bee. Best grown on a small piece of cork treefern or very small pot.
Oncidium jonesianum. Brazil Terete leaf. Flowers 5cm yellow spotted pale brown, lip snow white. Slab culture.
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Culture.  Paph spicerianum; An uncommon common species.
This attractive species has light green leaves, with some redpurple flushing at the base of  the leaf. Flowers are borne singly on an erect arching spike. It pays to stake the spike to present the flower, otherwise it tends to nod. 
         The flower is about 10 cm ( 4 inches) across, the dorsal sepal white with a central pink purple stripe, often quite pronounced. The petals are narrow, margins crisped, pale green to tan green with a centre line of pink purple. The pouch is slightly darker green, faintly flushed brown, especially on the front.
The staminode is white, sculptured, outlined in purple and often flushed redpurple.
A showy species, the flowers are long lived and very attractive, with bright contrasting colours of white and green.
    It is an Indian species that is supposed to be a cool grower, but is very adaptable to the warm tropical climate of North Queensland. Paph spicerianum is grown successfully in the Townsville district, as well as Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands.
        Plants are best grown in a sunny spot, with similar light conditions to that of Dendrobium, or perhaps just a little more shade in the heat of summer. There is no need to keep this species in heavy shade. A good rule is green leafed species like the sunlight, mottled leaf species like the shade ( hence the mottling of the leaf).
  A subject well worth cultivating, in all orchidhouses.
Culture notes.
Simple Paph. culture is effective: a fine media which should not dry out, medium shade such as  required for Dendrobes or a little extra, and a small pot, are required. A sheltered position out of strong draughts and when in spike, shelter from rain, will ensure a flower to satisfy the most discerning grower. Paphs. should always be potted in as small a pot as will accommodate the root system
Plants can be divided into single pieces and repotted at the start of the growing season
Medias are as many as there are Paph growers;
A fine media such as the following can be used: 4 parts fine bark, 1 part isolite, 1 part perlite and about half part shredded spaghnam moss. The spaghnam moss can be varied to suit your growing and watering conditions, extra moss will provide more moisture for the media if your conditions are dry.
Also used is small bark plus shredded treefern 20%, especially if your conditions are more on the wet side. Crocking in the pot can be adjusted  for wet or dry condition, the more crocking the drier the pot and media. The treefern seems to prevent the bark from layering and holding excess water and is the right pH for orchids. Other growers also use coconut fibre, either as small pieces mixed in or the fine coconut peat, or just plain bark with no additives.
   Whatever the media, Paph spicerianum is well worth the effort and should again be common in orchid collections.
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