NEWSLETTER May 2003
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Oncidium panamense. Renanthera
matutina. Dend discolor
"giant". Bletia florida
(Photo left). Bulbophyllum
Australian Dendrobiums torreseae, lichenastrum
and var prenticei.
Cycnoches ventricosum. Dendrobium
sanderae surigaenens ( Photo right). Menadenium labiosum. Dendrobium gracilicaule.
Philippine Dendrobiums; Dearei to Schutzei.
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secunda . An Oncidium type plant best grown on a
slab or in a small basket. Typical Oncid conditions.
A larege growing species with long branched spikes of yellow and chestnut
flowers in profusion. Best grown in a large basket in a welldrained media.
matutina A Philippinos species with a branched
spike of red, orange red flowers best grown in a small basket in a coarse
Dend discolor "giant"
A large growing ceretobium species from Australia with curly crisped margined
flowers of dark to old gold brown.. Us a pot or basket, lots of sunlight
and in the warmer climates, a good garden subject for trees.
Vivid magenta coloured flowers of this terrestrial are very showy. A rich
soil media in a large pot or even in the ground, will produce flower spike
to 3 or 4 feet high with large brightly coloured flowers. In winter, a
dry rest is essential as the half buried bulbs go dormant. Photo
dearei A large flowered bulbophyllum from the
Philippines. A basket or large shallow tray with a media that will stay
damp but not wet is recommended. A warm grower, it needs similar conditions
to that of Dendrobiums and the like. With extra water, a slab of treefern
is also successful.
in Plants Top.
Dendrobium torreseae. Flowering
size plants established on pieces of cork bark, grown in a shady
and well ventilated spot. Frequent watering in the growing season is required
and a dry rest in winter. The flowers are produced at the tiny leaf,
pale green. A very minature species, a most unusual Australian plant that
will grow into a mat like clump on the mount.
minature Australian species with tiny tick like green leaves and flowers
of yellow and orange. Grows like Dend torreseae above.
lichenastrum var prenticei has
flowers much the same as lichenastrum, but the leaves are elongated.
to Replate. Top
ventricosum. The green and yellow swan orchid. A deciduous species
that can be dried out in winter and repotted in the spring. A small pot
with a rich media that will stay damp but not soggy and lots of fertiliser
and water with the new growth will produce large pseudobulbs.
Dendrobium sanderae surigaenense.
See article below, photo above.
labiosum. (Zygosepalum ) A small somewhat
creeping Brazilian species with large showy flowers. A small basket or
shallow pot large enough to allow for some forward growth and a media
that wil saty damp but not wet is needed. A shady sheltered position will
protect the foliage as it is an intermediate to warm grower.
gracilicaule. An endemic australian species with pale yellow flowers
spotted on the outside with brownpurple. A small well drained pot or a
slab of treefern with extra water is usually used.
fieldingii. A showy foxtail flowered species from India.
Best grown in a small basket in a coarse open media under conditions similar
to Dendrobiums etc. The flowers are crystalline, fragrant and a well grown
plant will produce multiple spikes. This species grows easily in the orchid
Species highlighted are links to
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Philippine Dendrobiums, Dearei to Schutzei. Top
A section of Dendrobium related to the nigrohirsute species from
India and Thailand grows in the Philippines. These include Dendrobium sanderae,
schutzei and Dendrobium
There are several varieties of Dendrobium sanderae, ranging form
the 2 inch pure white, lip veined purple, flowers of the type form to the
large flamboyant flowers of the variety
majus and var surigaenense.
A natural hybrid between Dend sanderae majus and Dend dearei
has been observed.
These species are somewhat seasonal in growth and flower and are
best grown in a well drained media in a small pot or basket. When in active
growth, fertiliser and extra water is of benefit, and when the new growths
have matured, a short drier rest will promote flowering.
A bright sunny position is needed, and the species tend towards
being more intermediate growing, so shelter from the hot summer sun in
the tropics is recommended. In colder climates, care should be taken in
winter to keep the plants somewhat drier.
The flowers of this section are all showy, long lived and
put up a fine display when established into large plants.
More photos at
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Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered
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"Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest
day of her life."
The child thought about this for a moment, then said, "So why is the
groom wearing black?"
Another wedding, a little girl whispers to
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"Because he knows the true meaning of marriage"
Littel girl " Why is the Bride and her mother crying?"
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As the groom kisses the bride, a loud little voice
asks, "Is he spreading the pollin on her now, Mummy?"
The following is an ad from a real-life newspaper which appeared four
days in a row - the last three hopelessly trying to correct the first day's
For sale: R.D. Jones has one sewing machine for sale.
Phone 948-0707 after 7 P.M. and ask for Mrs. Kelly who lives with him
We regret having erred in R.D. Jones' ad yesterday.
It should have read "One sewing machine for sale cheap. Phone 948-0707
and ask for Mrs. Kelly, who lives with him after 7 P.M."
R.D. Jones has informed us that he has received several annoying telephone
calls because of the error we made in the classified ad yesterday. The
ad stands correct as follows:
"For sale -- R.D. Jones has one sewing machine for sale. Cheap.
Phone 948-0707 after 7 P.M. and ask for Mrs. Kelly who loves with him."
THURSDAY Notice: I, R.D. Jones, have no sewing machine for sale.
I smashed it.
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