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  In FLASK.  

Dendrobium secundum 

Dendrobium affine alba and red centre.   Dendrobium foelochei. 

Dend bigibbum superbum alba x alba. Photo right
Dend bigibbum superbum purple. Dend nindii (tofftii,ionoglossum). Oncidium pulvinatum. 
Pomatocalpa marsupiana.

Spathoglottis kimballiana 4N (var angustifolia x BP).

In PLANTS.   Due to continuing potting, we suggest that you send your want list by email to ianbpon(at)speciesorchids.com   Please  substitute @  for (at) to avoid Spam..An email reply will advise current stocks of plants of interest. 

  Bargain Buys     Some species are listed below.

Ready to replate.  Spathoglottis plicata "Rhodobracteosum" Angraecum viguieri  Barkeria skinnerii "Dave" Catasetum luridum  Cattleya lawrenceana  Dendrobium farmerii pink   Dendrobium primulinum giganteum   Dipodium pictum
Dossinia marmorata var Dayii   Laelia purpurata roxovioleta x ardosia splash   Mormodes lineata

  Culture.    Deciduous Species.



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CITES. Flasks exempt.


Seed   Email  now for a list of available species orchid seed.


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 Humour.  Have a laugh on us and Keep Smiling. 



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New in Flask


Recent germinations. 

Dendrobium secundum. Photo right courtesy Paul Zorn

Dendrobium affine alba and red centre. Two sib cosses of affine ( dicuphum) one pure white x white , the other  white with dark red centre selfed.

Dendrobium foelochei. The Northern Territory form of Dend canaliculatum, White to pale brown tipped yellow flowers, yellow and purple marked labellum

Dend bigibbum superbum alba x alba.  Pure white Cooktown orchid. Sib cross two well shaped clones.
Dend bigibbum superbum purple. 
Purple Cooktown orchid.

Dendrobium nindii (tofftii,ionoglossum). Ceretobe.Large off white fls with purple horns, lip veined purple
Oncidium pulvinatum. Brazil Branched spikes of many yellow spotted light tan fls, lip yellow
Pomatocalpa marsupiana. Australia Yellow & brown flowers, pouched labellum
Spathoglottis kimballiana 4N (var angustifolia x BP). Philippines Sib cross 4N, 8cm vivid yellow fls, dwarf plant.

.    .Top  Plants

 Click on  Bargain Buys  for plant details, prices and photos

Flowering, near flowering size

Encyclia hanburyi.  Fl/size  Mexico Tall spikes of 3cm dark choc purple, dark purple lip, fragrant.
Cattleya gaskelliana. flowering size. Venezuela Fls to15cm, pale amethyst flushed white.Lip orange/yellow disk.
Dendrobium bigibbum superbum alba x alba   Pure white Cooktown orchid.flowering size 

Phalaenopsis stuartiana Near  flowering size  Philippines Panicle white fls, lateral sepals marbled redbrown. + C seedlings
Phalaenopsis mannii  Near flowering size  India Glossy yellow overlaid redbrown
Spathoglottis sulawesiense. flowering size  Sulawesi Very robust species. White fls 3cm, lip side lobes rose pink
Spathoglottis GoldenGift   flowering size  Almost all yellow showy round flowers. Robust tall spikes. Photo right

Seedlings;  advanced 3" 80mm pot size

Aeranthes grandiflora   Fls to 5cm, green, spurred, on long wiry spike.
Aerides fieldingii   Dense spike soft crystalline pink fls. magenta lip, fragrant. Rare, Genuine Indian species.
Aerides Jarkianum   Philippines Spikes of waxy burgundy flowers, fragrant.
Catasetum expansum   Venezuela Green yellow x white, red callus (Cecilia x Fennel) 10cm fls. Colours range from ice green to yellow, some with red  crsts of red flush
Cymbdium dayanum   China Fls white, centre red crimson stripe, lip red purple with white.
Dendrobium hercoglossum   Thailand Small growing softcane sps, clusters of pink purple fls enmass along stems. Fragrant
Laelia purpurata RoxoVioleta   Brazil Fls to 15 cm, fls rose violet, lip darker. Showy.
Oeoniella polystachys Madagascar Showy dwarf. Fls green, white lip, very fragrant.


Top Ready to Replate. 

Spathoglottis plicata "Rhodobracteosum".  Deep dark red magenta flowers. Note the large redmagenta flower bracts  Photo right colour is actually darker

Angraecum viguieri   Madagascar Small grower, fls to 7 cm, green to tan, lip large dark green.
Barkeria skinnerii "Dave"  Dwarf, showy magenta fls to 2.5 cm, tall many flrd spike.
Catasetum luridum  Cent Amer Large fls, yellow, green yellow, dark green in lip throat.
Cattleya lawrenceana  Venezuela Rare magenta purple, yellow throat.
Dendrobium farmerii pink  India Robust, heavy bunches of 4cm pink fls, lip yellow, fragrant.
Dendrobium primulinum giganteum  India Pale pink purple fls to 4cm, lip yellow, downy, fragrant.
Dipodium pictum Malaya Pale yellow flowers sptted pink. Upright grower
Dossinia marmorata var Dayii  Borneo Jewel Orchid.Beautiful velvet redblack leaf to 6cm long, 5cm,veined copper red and gold
Laelia purpurata roxovioleta x ardosia splash  Brazil Fls to 15 cm, fls rose violet, lip darker.Splash X Showy.
Mormodes lineata  Cent Amer Goblin orchid. Twisted lip, large fls cream, red striped.

Photos at   www.speciesorchids.com/photos.html  



Top Culture.   



In the wild, the growing seasons are governed by the climate.  Species such as the softcane Dendrobiums, the Catasetum tribe, deciduous Calanthes and many terrestrials go dormant in response to the cold or dry seasons.Some Australian terrestrials go dormant during the hot dry summer.

 In the Nursery, a seperate  bench has the overhead sprinkler water turned off about the first June and turned on again late August, give or take some for early or late winters.

Water is only applied to keep plants just damp, plants are not dried out hard, especially the phalaenanthe Dendrobiums which will hold some leaves. Plants on this bench will receive any winter rain.

The deciduous species are ideal plants to grow in any climate, as they grow in your warm summer and can even be removed from the orchid house in winter. In Spring, plants can be repotted into fresh media and as the new growths develop, liberal water and fertiliser will produce strong plants.

Many other species will also benefit from a somewhat drier rest when not in active growth. Keep the media just damp, and apply water and fertiliser with the new growths. Blood and bone is the fertiliser of choice for the deciduous species as it can be applied lightly and often. Nervilias, Habenarias and Eulophias are best repotted just before new growth starts, to avoid damage to the new shoots. 

The terrestrials like Pterostylis that are dormant in the hot dry season should be also keep just damp and not allowed  to dry out hard. Photos above  Dendrobium parishii and Dendrobium rhodopterygium semialba.

  Text & photo Ian Walters. May be reproduced provided source acknowledged.

More photos at   www.speciesorchids.com/photos.html  


  Top Seed.  of SPECIES orchids.


  Email to ianbpon(at)speciesorchids.com (Please  substitute @  for (at) to avoid Spam) for the latest

 list of seed available in packets enough to prepare 3 to 4 flasks. Cattleya, Dendrobium,  Oncidium, Laelia, Aerides with more added as harvested. All seed dated at collection, airmail post world wide and there is no restriction on orchid seed. 



  Conservation of cloud forest flora and fauna.   

Join Cloud Forest Institute THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT INITIATIVE PLEASE SEE "http://www.cloudforest.org" FOR MORE INFORMATION Join Cloud Forest Institute, a federally recognized 501(c)3 to fund a wildlife corridor in the Ecuadorian Tropical Andes and protect it - forever! The two parcels comprising of 840-acres of Cloud Forest in the Ecuadorian Paso Alto Range of the Andes in the Cambugan Watershed is home to jaguars, spectacled bears, over 300 species of ORCHIDS, and the highest number of endemic amphibian and  bird species in the WORLD. Concerned people are encouraged to make tax-deductible donations and create honorary groves in their name.  



Flasks are EXEMPT under Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Title 50, Part 23, Subpart C, Appendix II. S 23.23 (d) (6) Specifically exempted: For orchidacea species: (i) in Appendix I, seedling or tissue cultures obtained in vitro, in solid or liquid media, transported in sterile containers.  

  International payments.     Top



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Electronic Funds Transfer by Bank is also quick and secure, but check Bank fees for the service. Bank details emailed on request.  

Address letters to Ian & Pat Walters, NOT to the Nursery,  NOTE.  International MoneyGram is not available for collection here in North Queensland and cannot be accepted.   


   Top     Humour.     


 A nursery school pupil told his teacher he'd found a cat, but it
was dead.
'How do you know that the cat was dead?' she asked her pupil.
'Because I pissed in its ear and it didn't move,' answered the child
'You did WHAT?' the teacher exclaimed in surprise.
'You know,' explained the boy, 'I leaned over and went 'Pssst' and it
didn't move'

 A small boy is sent to bed by his father.
Five minutes later.....'Da-ad....'
'I'm thirsty. Can you bring a drink of water?'
'No, You had your chance. Lights out.'
Five minutes later: 'Da-aaaad.....'
'I'm THIRSTY. Can I have a drink of water??'
'I told you NO! If you ask again, I'll have to smack you!!'
Five minutes later......'Daaaa-aaaad.....'
'When you come in to smack me, can you bring a drink of water?'

Two Scots, Archie and Jock, are sitting in the pub discussing Jock's forthcoming wedding.
"Ach, it's all going grand," says Jock. "I've got everything organised already: the flowers, the church, the cars, the reception, the rings, the minister, even ma stag night...
Archie nods approvingly.
"Havens, I've even bought a kilt to be married in!" continues Jock.
"A kilt?" exclaims Archie, "that's braw, you'll look pure smart in that!
"And what's the tartan?" Archie then enquires.
"Och," says Jock, "I'd imagine she'll be in white..."

      Top   Ian and Pat Walters, Burleigh Park Orchid Nursery 54 Hammond Way, Townsville, Australia 4815  

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