Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis

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Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis

Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis, a rare species has very wide Phalaenopsis-like leaves. The flowers are very unusual in that they are carrion scented and smell of rotting flesh. Fortunately you have to get fairly close to the flowers to catch the scent. This orchid is easy to grow and would be treated as a phalaenopsis for culture.

Light:
Low to medium as for Phalaenopsis. Bright diffused light is best. Too much light will cause an intense reddening of the foliage.

Humidity:
50% or higher is ideal.

Water:
Do not allow it to become completely dry between watering.

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http://bulbophyllums.proboards.com/thread/48/bulbophyllum-phalaenopsis

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Catasetum Orchid

The Catasetum orchid genus has unisexual flowers, either male or female (they look different); which type appears is controlled by the lighting. If grown in low lighting like a Phalaenopsis, male flowers will appear; if grown in high lighting like a Cattleya they’ll have female flowers. The two flower types look different, so there will probably be one or the other that you’re looking for for the particular species you’re growing. (The male flowers are usually preferred, as they often have small, green, hooded female flowers.)

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For this particular family of orchids, after blooming occurs the plant goes into a dormancy/resting period where the leaves WILL YELLOW and DROP. This is completely normal. This resting period allows the plant to conserving its energy for the next growing cycle. Watering should also be reducing during dormancy.
Which type of flower a plant produces is determined by the conditions under which it grows. Male and female flowers are markedly different in size and color. At first, taxonomists even thought they were dealing with different species, a puzzle which Charles Darwin resolved when writing Fertilisation of Orchids. There are rare cases in which a single plant in intermediate conditions will produce both male and female flowers.
Many of these species are known to germinate in ant nests high in the canopy and host ant colonies, which provide the plants with an abundant supply of nitrogen, and they also host ants in cultivation frequently. Most of these species are considered moderately difficult to maintain in cultivation without a greenhouse or wardian case and some of them defy cultivation. Most of them cannot tolerate dryness and some of them have very specific temperature requirements. Some of these species are ant plants and attract ant colonies and can become a nuisance in cultivation.

http://www.orchid-care-tips.com/catasetum.html
http://www.akatsukaorchid.com/store/pg/50-Catasetum-Relatives-Care.aspx
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catasetum
http://www.aos.org/orchids/culture-sheets/catasetum.aspx
http://catasetinae5.blogspot.in/p/introduction-to-catasetinae.html

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Coelogyne nitida

Coel.nitida

Coelogyne nitida is a species of orchid in the Coelogyne genus.

Coelogyne (necklace orchids)

Coelogyne is a genus of over 200 sympodial epiphytes from the family Orchidaceae, distributed across India, China, Indonesia and the Fiji islands, The genus is abbreviated Coel in trade journals.
The wide distribution of this genus has resulted in a wide variety of temperature variation from species to species, some requiring cool to cold conditions to grow and bloom reliably, while others need decidedly warmer temperatures to achieve the same.

They have often a sweet scent, attracting different kinds of pollinators, such as bees, wasps and beetles.

A few species are commonly known as ‘necklace orchids’, because of their long, pendant, multi-flowered inflorescence.
Coelogynes could be divided to two big groups – so called “Cool” Coelogyne group and “Warm” Coelogyne group.
Cool Coelogynes:- come from mountain cloud forests of Himalayan, in nature they have warm but misty and cloudy summers and cool to cold but extremely sunny winters. Such Coelogynes such as large-flowered and extremely showy Coelogyne cristata, Coelogyne mooreana, Coelogyne mossiae, lovely Coelogyne fimbriata, Coelogyne nitida and Coelogyne corymbosa.
Warm Coelogyne group.:- They grow in much warmer biomes such as tropical rainforests, so they are more suitable for indoor growing because they do not need cold temperatures to grow and bloom. They are mostly epiphytes or lithophytes and occasionaly terrestrials. Species such as Coelogyne speciosa, Coelogyne lawrenceana and Coelogyne salmonicolor with large single flowers, which have fancy lips need intermediate to warm temperatures, half shade to filtered bright light, moderate watering and fertilizers. Substrate should be epiphytic (medium bark) with some elements with high water capacity such as sphagnum moss. They have no definite dormancy period and simply need some reducing of watering after pseudobulbs had been formed.

Coelogyne nitida

Coelogyne nitida is a cool-growing species originating in the Himalayan region of India and southeast Asia. It requires a decided rest period during winter during which it receives no feed, very little water (enough to prevent pseudobulbs shrivelling), cool to cold temperatures and high light. These conditions seem to aid flowering in spring for some growers, though others report that more constant conditions can also produce regular flowering.

TEMPERATURES:

Plant grows in cool to intermediate average temperatures ranging from 18.89°C to 1.67°C. .

Summer days average 18-19C, and nights average 13-14C with a diurnal range of 5C.
Plants adapt to warmer afternoon temperatures if humidity is kept high, if air movement is
strong, and if the plants are able to cool down in the evening.
Humidity

85-95% most of the year, dropping 75-80% from late autumn into
spring. Strong air movement should be provided at all times.
shade

require partial shade from 1500 to 2500 foot . Plants should not be exposed to direct midday sun.
WATER:

plants should be watered heavily while actively growing, but the medium must not be allowed
to become stale or soggy. Water should be reduced after new growths mature
in autumn.
Media
Plants are usually grown in baskets.This orchid grows on mossy trees and rocks in an area of high rainfall so it should be given a good draining medium that stays moist but not wet. As with all epiphytes this orchid can be mounted but in dry conditions extra care should be taken to maintain appropriate moisture levels.

REST PERIOD:
Winter days average 8-9C, and nights average 2-3C, with a diurnal range of 7C.Water should reduced for cultivated plants in winter, but
they should not be allowed to remain dry for long periods. In most growing
areas, a light watering every 3weeks or so with occasional mistings
between waterings will meet the plant’s requirements. The cool, dry rest
is essential for healthy growth and flowering, found that low temperatures of 9-10C along with reduced water for
about 3 months is sufficient to meet the rest requirements.

source

http://www.aos.org/orchids/additional-resources/coelogyne-culture.aspx
http://www.orchidculture.com/COD/FREE/FS285.html
http://orchids.wikia.com/wiki/Coelogyne_nitida

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Mokara Care

Mokara (Mkra)

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MOKARA.OMYAI ORANGE MUTANT

Mokara (Mkra), Intergeneric hybrids between Arachnis × Ascocentrum × Vanda

Mokara  grow nearly full sun to very bright partial shade and intermediate to warm temperatures.so it like vanda growing condition

If hung the roots must be watered frequently during the growing season.

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Dactylorhiza fuchsii

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Dactylorhiza fuchsii a splendid cultivated form of this easy plant. Attractive greyish leaves are lightly covered in diffuse purple spots.
This is held below long, packed spikes of shell-pink flowers, each of which is intricately spotted and dotted with
candy pink.An easy plant, in the garden, in a moist sunny soil. The best Dactylorhiza to start with,
and one which will, in time, make a splendid garden display.

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Ophrys lutea

ophrys   lutea

Ophrys lutea is found in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Greece and the surrounding Mediterranean islands and plus
western area North Africa in cool grassy areas of 0 to 1800m in elevation.It is found in areas with partial sun.
Plant blooms from winter to spring with two to ten 2.5 cm flowers.
Plant should be grown from seeds. Avoid fertilizers, transplanting, and fungicide because it may kill
the symbiotic fungus. Plant in low nutrient soil with partial sun.

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Cyrtochilum macranthum

cyrtochilum    -   macranthum

Cyrtochilum macranthum is native to Columbia, Ecuador and Peru. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.Cyrtochilum macranthum is a species in the genus Cyrtochilum which belongs to the family of the Orchidaceae (Orchideen).Cyrtochilum macranthum has simple leaves. They are linear with entire margins.The flowers are orchid-shaped and yellow. The plants bloom from May to July.

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Ascocentrum garayi

ascocentrum   -    garayi

Ascocentrum has about six species in Asia and the Philippines that are compact vanda like plants and
have upright inflorescences with dense cones of smaller flowers.
Most of these plants are warm to intermediate growers that like slat basket culture with little or no potting media.
The offspring have the small plant size of the ascocentrum combined with the larger flower size of the vanda.

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