NEWSLETTER June 2012
Catasetum tabulare Cattleya lawrenceae Dendrobium spectabile Grammatophyllum
marteae Spathoglottis plicata "bulbosa magenta x redmagenta" Spathoglottis
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Catasetum luridum Cattleya aclandeae Dendrobium langpongense Eulophia(Oceoclades)roseovarigata Leptotes bicolor Liparis
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Catasetum tabulare. Green yellow, large whitish plate like
Cattleya lawrenceae. A Venezuelan species, with white to
pale rose, rose violet sepals and petals, the labellum midlobe
brilliant rose-purple. Use a well drained media in a pot or basket.
Dendrobium spectabile. New Guinea. large weird twisted flowers.
Will grow intoa large specimen in a pot or basket, use a well drained media
that will stay damp but not wet.
Grammatophyllum marteae.A large robust grower, basket culture
in a somewhat semiterrestrial media.
Spathoglottis plicata "bulbosa magenta x redmagenta" Terrestrial.
Rich leafmould and sandy soil mix. .This is the combination of a dark magenta
x deep redmagenta for its brilliant colour that will stand out in
the orchid house. Both forms are large robust growers that could also be
planted in the garden.
Spathoglottis sulawesiense. Tall erect spike of elegant well
shaped white flowers, the lip lobes pink to purple.Anothet large
robust grower with a spike to nearly a metre high, progressively flowering.
Paphiopedilum roebellinii ( above) .Typical
paph media, lots of sunlight short of leaf burn to promote flowering. Grow
with the dendrobiums, not in heavy shade.
Paphiopedilum laevigatum.Similar to roebellinii,
with shorter petals that tend to spread rather than be pendulous.
Dendrochilum formosanum. A charming minature
that wil develop into a specimen plant in a 4 inch pot. A fine media that
will stay damp but not wet.
Dendrochilum propinqum. A minature form of
convollarieforme, with pale greenish flowers.This species will grow into
a large specimens in a small pot or basket like D formosanum.
Vanda boxallii .A warm grower, use large
coarse media in a basket or slotted pot.
Ancistrochilus rothschildianus Cattleya aclandeae
Ancistrochilus rothschildianus. African. semiterrstrial
media, deciduous.Keep dry in winter.
Cattleya aclandeae. Small grower, treefern slab or open
media in well drained pot or basket.
Dendrobium langpongense. Pedilonum Bottle brush type. Small
well drained pot with a media that will stay damp but not wet.
Eulophia (Oceoclades) roseovarigata. Semi terrstrial, variagted
foliage, shade grower, rests in winter.
Leptotes bicolor. Minature with proportionally large white
flowers, lip purple magenta, treefern slab or small well drained pot.
Liparis nigra. Terrestrial, semiterrestrial, hansome large
leafy plant with very dark maroon flowers,very showy. Use a well drained
fine media, rest in winter.
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Photos L to R; T batanense, T breviracema, T brachiata,
T loheriana, T tomentosa..
There are some 30 odd species in the genus, and the following Trichoglottis
species do well in North Queensland. in our warm tropical climate.
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There are basically two types
of Trichoglottis, one has thin pendulous stems with small flowers along
the stem and includes the Australian species, Trichoglottis
australiensis, and the exotic Trichoglottis batanense, latisepala, rosea
The second type are erect
growing plants, much like Vandas etc, and listed below are some of
the species in cultivation. Species with panicles or short racemes
were previously called Stauropsis and are not climbers, producing
shoots at the base and developing into clumps. The climbing types produce
roots along the stem and requires something to clamber up.
The pendulous species.
Trichoglottis australiense. Pale yellow brown flowers,spotted
Trichoglottis latisepala. In good sunlight, the leaves
turn red. Flowers 2 or 3 at a node, bright pink purple.
Trichoglottis breviracema ( rosea var breviracema). A species
from Taiwan, with pearl pink flowers somewhat larger than those of
Trichoglottis batanense. Pale yellow flowers spotted brown,
with a pink to purple lip.
Erect growers that
has a branched spike of 3 cm flowers, yellow, blotched and
barred redbrown. The lip is heart shaped and white. It hales from Taiwan
and the Philippines Also know as Trichoglottis cunelabris in
the Nursery trade.
also has a branched spike habit, with 3 cm yellow flowers, blotched and
spotted brown. The lip is cross shaped, red brown. A Philippine and Formosan
species.Like Trichoglottis ionosma, these do best in pots or a basket
as they do not climb.
( davisii).A large robust grower with thick somewhat curved leaves. The
spike is branched with pale green to greenyellow flowers with dark
brown to almost black. spots and streaks. A hansome plant, even when not
is a more compact plant, with wider leaves and is slow growing. The
branched spikes carry numerous 4 cm flowers, yellow barred red
brown, much like a small Arachnis flower. Another non climber, basket culture
used, and perhaps a little more shade.
The following species of South East Asia, and the Philippines.
brachiata has 5cm heavy textured flowers of rich maroon, the
lip mostly purple, cross shaped, sometimes referred to as the Black Orchid.
The flowers are produced along the stem. A climber requiring something
to clamber up. It is perhaps the most spectacular of the species.
philippinense is the pale yellow, brown blotched form of Trichoglottis
brachiata, with flowers to 4 cm, pale yellow around the edges, lip white
wenzellii, a rampant grower, has green yellow flowers with concentric
red veins, the lip is long and white. Very fragrant, well worth growing
for the perfume which will fill the orchid growing area during the warmer
retusa, a smaller grower, has 2cm yellow green flowers with brown
blotches, produced along the stem, the lip is white.and furry.
tomentosa (sagarikii), a very pretty species with 3 cm flowers, yellow
with redbrown blotches, the lip is white and purple.
fasciata, grown locally for half a century, was also known as Stauropsis
This species produces short spikes of 3 or 4 flowers, each about
6 cm long, white outside, inside yellow green with wide bars of redbrown,
All the Trichoglottis
grow well either in a bushhouse or outdoors, with broken sunlight and protection
from direct hot sunlight. Pot media; anythng, as long as it drains well
and hold some moisture.. The climbers need something to clamber up, and
can be kept managable by cutting tops and replanting at the base of the
support for a specimen clump. The pendulous species do well in a basket.
They like plenty of water,
benefit from regular fertilizing and mostly flower at different times,
some are particularly fragrant and all flower regularly.
Text & Photographs by Ian Walters , Burleigh Park,
54 Hammond Way, Thuringowa, 4815
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