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A picture of the plant and inflorescence of Dimorphorchis rossii: The long
sparse rope of flowers left of center. This genus has only two species in
it; Dim. lowii and Dim rossii. Both species have two different forms of
complete flowers on a single inflorescence. In Dim rossii the first three
flowers are solid orange and very fragrant and the remaining flowers are
yellowish with spots and non-fragrant. Both forms have pollen and stigmatic
openings indicating to me that they are both fertile both ways, but I do not
know. I pollinated a yellow to orange and there appears to be some capsule
development. I pollinated an orange to a yellow and do not yet see evidence
of capsule development.

(The giant basket of plant hanging in the background with the short spike of
orange flowers is Lueddemannia pescatorei. Very short spike this year,
about 12 inches. It can produce a rope of orange flowers about 3 feet long
and even longer, but it is very overgrown in that basket and needs help. I
have never succeeded in getting this plant to produce seed.)

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Al, a nice flowering of a not often seen species. Well done.

I have been fortunate to see this species flowering in Tenom Agricultural
Park, Borneo. I lovely sight indeed.

~John


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A picture of the plant and inflorescence of Dimorphorchis rossii: The long
sparse rope of flowers left of center. This genus has only two species in
it; Dim. lowii and Dim rossii. Both species have two different forms of
complete flowers on a single inflorescence. In Dim rossii the first three
flowers are solid orange and very fragrant and the remaining flowers are
yellowish with spots and non-fragrant. Both forms have pollen and
stigmatic
openings indicating to me that they are both fertile both ways, but I do
not
know. I pollinated a yellow to orange and there appears to be some
capsule
development. I pollinated an orange to a yellow and do not yet see
evidence
of capsule development.

(The giant basket of plant hanging in the background with the short spike
of
orange flowers is Lueddemannia pescatorei. Very short spike this year,
about 12 inches. It can produce a rope of orange flowers about 3 feet
long
and even longer, but it is very overgrown in that basket and needs help.
I
have never succeeded in getting this plant to produce seed.)



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What an interesting plant, Al. And as an aside, the grennhouse looks
wonderful! Very inviting; all it needs is a resident cat.

Diana

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Al, a nice flowering of a not often seen species. Well done.

I have been fortunate to see this species flowering in Tenom Agricultural
Park, Borneo. I lovely sight indeed.

~John


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A picture of the plant and inflorescence of Dimorphorchis rossii: The
long
sparse rope of flowers left of center. This genus has only two species
in
it; Dim. lowii and Dim rossii. Both species have two different forms of
complete flowers on a single inflorescence. In Dim rossii the first
three
flowers are solid orange and very fragrant and the remaining flowers are
yellowish with spots and non-fragrant. Both forms have pollen and
stigmatic
openings indicating to me that they are both fertile both ways, but I do
not
know. I pollinated a yellow to orange and there appears to be some
capsule
development. I pollinated an orange to a yellow and do not yet see
evidence
of capsule development.

(The giant basket of plant hanging in the background with the short spike
of
orange flowers is Lueddemannia pescatorei. Very short spike this year,
about 12 inches. It can produce a rope of orange flowers about 3 feet
long
and even longer, but it is very overgrown in that basket and needs help.
I
have never succeeded in getting this plant to produce seed.)





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Typical of me... is that the widow's bench from the 'Not shoplifting' thread
on rgo?

K Barrett

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A picture of the plant and inflorescence of Dimorphorchis rossii: The long
sparse rope of flowers left of center. This genus has only two species in
it; Dim. lowii and Dim rossii. Both species have two different forms of
complete flowers on a single inflorescence. In Dim rossii the first three
flowers are solid orange and very fragrant and the remaining flowers are
yellowish with spots and non-fragrant. Both forms have pollen and
stigmatic
openings indicating to me that they are both fertile both ways, but I do
not
know. I pollinated a yellow to orange and there appears to be some
capsule
development. I pollinated an orange to a yellow and do not yet see
evidence
of capsule development.

(The giant basket of plant hanging in the background with the short spike
of
orange flowers is Lueddemannia pescatorei. Very short spike this year,
about 12 inches. It can produce a rope of orange flowers about 3 feet
long
and even longer, but it is very overgrown in that basket and needs help.
I
have never succeeded in getting this plant to produce seed.)



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Yes, that is the orchid widow bench from the side and 30 to 40 something
feet away. It is actually a nice wood/iron bench, but probably somewhat
uncomfortable. It has a wrought iron panel back that depicts a group of
blooming cattleya flowers that are very easy to confuse with daffodils if
you don't look close enough. It came from, of all places, Home Depot. If
one sits there long enough the iron flowers press their shape into one's
back; usually in sweat but sometimes, depending on all kinds of factors, a
deeper impression is made.

And here's the rub: if you have to be here on the orchid widow bench in
August with nothing better to do but sit there and dream of an ice block bar
stool in a cold cold cafe in Dubai while getting drunk on frozen fruit
flavored Wet Noodles then you won't notice the hours going by nor that
orchids are literally making a lasting impression on you. ;-)

"K Barrett" wrote in message
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Typical of me... is that the widow's bench from the 'Not shoplifting'
thread on rgo?

K Barrett

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A picture of the plant and inflorescence of Dimorphorchis rossii: The
long
sparse rope of flowers left of center. This genus has only two species
in
it; Dim. lowii and Dim rossii. Both species have two different forms of
complete flowers on a single inflorescence. In Dim rossii the first
three
flowers are solid orange and very fragrant and the remaining flowers are
yellowish with spots and non-fragrant. Both forms have pollen and
stigmatic
openings indicating to me that they are both fertile both ways, but I do
not
know. I pollinated a yellow to orange and there appears to be some
capsule
development. I pollinated an orange to a yellow and do not yet see
evidence
of capsule development.

(The giant basket of plant hanging in the background with the short spike
of
orange flowers is Lueddemannia pescatorei. Very short spike this year,
about 12 inches. It can produce a rope of orange flowers about 3 feet
long
and even longer, but it is very overgrown in that basket and needs help.
I
have never succeeded in getting this plant to produce seed.)






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LOL!! Now there's an image! Someone could sit in the field across from
you GH with a telephoto lens and capture images of impressed orchid
widows.... Sounds like a case for Jason Bourne.

K Barrett

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Yes, that is the orchid widow bench from the side and 30 to 40 something
feet away. It is actually a nice wood/iron bench, but probably somewhat
uncomfortable. It has a wrought iron panel back that depicts a group of
blooming cattleya flowers that are very easy to confuse with daffodils if
you don't look close enough. It came from, of all places, Home Depot. If
one sits there long enough the iron flowers press their shape into one's
back; usually in sweat but sometimes, depending on all kinds of factors, a
deeper impression is made.

And here's the rub: if you have to be here on the orchid widow bench in
August with nothing better to do but sit there and dream of an ice block
bar stool in a cold cold cafe in Dubai while getting drunk on frozen fruit
flavored Wet Noodles then you won't notice the hours going by nor that
orchids are literally making a lasting impression on you. ;-)

"K Barrett" wrote in message
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Typical of me... is that the widow's bench from the 'Not shoplifting'
thread on rgo?

K Barrett



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I have both plants. I started growing them since July this year. They are growing very well and I am looking forward to seeing the flowers.

Any advice of taking care of them?

I am new to this forum. I was searching for information on Dimorphorchis Lowii and I came across your posting.


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