In FLASK. Dendrobium farmerii albiflorum Photo right
Cattleya bicolor Select Cattleya dolosa Colax virides Laelia purpurata Mandayana Leptotes unicolor Stanhopea nigripes
In PLANTS. Due to continuing potting and repotting, we suggest that you send your want list by email to ianbpon(at)speciesorchids.com Please substitute @ for (at) to avoid Spam. A reply by email will advise current stocks of plants of interest. Updated Plant List October12
Some species are listed below.
Ansellia africana Black Barkeria skinnerii
Cattleya labiata alba "Angerer" x var suave "Iwashita" Cattleya gaskelliana
Cattleya Rex Coryanthes picturata Concolor
Coryanthes speciosa Cinnabar Leptotes uniflora
violacea Borneo ( bellina) Stanhopea shuttleworthii
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Cattleya bicolor Select
Brazil Private collection, green, brilliant bright magenta purple lip
Cattlaya dolosa Brazil considered distinct species.Flat pale pink,rose pink to13cm
much like walkeriana
Colax virides Brazil Small growing, fls to 7.5cm, green.
Laelia purpurata Mandayana Brazil Seed from private Brazil collection.White, lip all pink.
Leptotes unicolor Brazil Minature, terete leaf, fls 2.5cm waxy pink purple.
Stanhopea nigripes Peru. Cream flushed pink, spotted. Lip yellow & black. Rare
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Aeranthes grandiflora flowering size
Cymbidium bicolor large flowering size
Aerides quinquevulnerum var purpureum flowering size in spike
Seedlings; advanced 3" 80mm pot size
Cattleya Jenmannii "Clmio x Mosca"
Phalaenopsis amabilis grandiflora
Top Ready to Replate.
Ansellia africana Black Africa Victoria Falls .Fls block red brown, minimal yellow .
Barkeria skinnerii Mexico Dwarf, showy magenta fls to 2.5 cm, tall many
Coryanthes picturata Concolor Mexico All orange fls to 10cm.Bucket orchid, this
species from a plant collected
Several other Stanhopeas are now being reflasked.Enquire.
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TREEFERN; Whats missing ???
A material that has been used extensively in the past has proven its worth with many species orchid plants. The treefern trunk consists of a centre hard core with the actual roots of the fern growing down the core trunk to form a thick mass of dense fibrous material around the core.
A method for mounts, slabs. When cut lengthwise, the fibrous material can be cut into convenient size pieces for mounts. A trick to using it this way is to make the wire hanger act as a staple, so it supports the soft slab.
Make a J shape from a piece of galv/stainless steel wire, push the 2 prongs thru the slab from the front, the long end gets bent up and the short end across to form a staple. This material needs only to be about 19 mm thick or less if a backing support is used.
Thickness, length and width can be varied to suit the orchid plant being mounted. Large Bulbophyllums appreciate extra thickness and thus extra available moisture. Because the grain ( the fibres) is vertical, it drains well but retains moisture.
In the Nursery, slabs are held on A frame racks, so that overhead sprinklers can water the slabs. This works fine for species that will creep up the slab, but erect growing species like Trichoglottis, Renanthera, Vandas will only grow up a vertically hung slab. Otherwise the plant grows vertically away from the inclined slab.
A different method for POTS. Soft treefern can be used very effectively as a potting media if processed in the following way. The treefern is cut into a short length block. Using a Band Saw makes this very easy, as the block is then cut across the grain to produce slices about 20 mm thick, thus producing a material with the fibres vertical and the mass just 20 mm thick.
Break the slices into pieces about half to one third the size of the pot being used. The pot is crocked to within 20 mm of the top ( broken pieces of cheap free polystyrene foam, coolite, the material used to pack electronic goods is ideal). Using a piece of treefern, half the pot is filled, the plant is then placed against the treefern and packed in with another piece or two of treefern, keeping the fibres vertical.
By keeping the fibres vertical, water collection and drainage is very efficient, a basic requirement for all orchids, good drainage. The thickness ( 20 mm) can be varied to suit the plants and genera being potted.
Larger plants may require a thicker medium and the media can be domed in the pot with extra fibre for species such as Stanhopeas. Currently, the media for the terrestrial orchids consists of a typical terrestrail media plus recycled crushed treefern, creating a more fibrous media.
Paphiopedilums are also grown in a mix of composted bark and 25% crushed treefern.
And what is missing ??? Liberal addition of blood and bone to the pot provides the nutrients missing from the treefern fibre. Water well and as the fertiliser is flushed through, another application of blood and bone will produce amazing growth results. Note the small previous bulb at the bottom of the massive new Catasetum bulb, in a 10cm pot. All species in the Nursery are responding like this.
Text & photo Ian Walters. May be reproduced provided source acknowledged.
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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.
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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.
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