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Appendicula malindangensis

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Chuck-NH, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    I haven't been able to post much lately, but here is a favorite. Small flowers, but when clustered along the stems is quite showy.

    Native to Phillipines. I grow it cool but believe it to be adaptable.

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    Wow!
     
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    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice violet flowers! Wasn't familiar with this one.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice species I have never seen. Thanks!
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    That's awesome! I just got one from Andy's at the POE. Cindy Hill has 2 very nice specimens in her space at the Sam Francisco greenhouses that I saw and had to track one down.
     
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    Very nice! Mine hasn't flowered yet. I heard that the temperature influences the color. I think bluish for cooler temp, and more reddish for warmer temp.

    It looks like that yours has bigger leaves (mine is from Purificacion). How tall is the cane? About 12"?
     
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    Well, that's one for the want list...
     
  8. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all,

    I have two clones...this one is actually "bluer" than the photos. It has a provisional CBR going back to February...I was comparing photos wth Cindy Hill a few years ago to see who had the "bluest". I do think there is "some" seasonal variation in color, but my other clone always tends to have more reddish purple tints...I'll see if I can dig up some photos of that one.

    Naoki, I believe the canes are taller...perhaps 18-24 inches? (I'll check). Would like to see what yours looks like.

    William, one of mine is from Andy...I noted he had them in his intermediate house.

    For culture, I grow in hanging baskets with NZ Sphagnum and they are moist year round
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    New to me and very nice. Thanks for the post
     
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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Just took this picture of the other clone
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    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    I'm jealous! I need this in my greenhouse. :) Very nice growing!
     
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    Thanks! I guess mine still needs quite a bit of time then. When I got it 2 years ago, it dropped quite a bit of leaves. It was a good size plant, but I think that leaves were left on only 2-3 canes out of 7 or so. It took for a while, but it has produced quite a few new canes. They are still 12" or so with the smaller leaves (<1cm).
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    2 canes without leaves came off at the time, and I planted it separately (photo below). Now I noticed it is making much bigger leaves like yours!
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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you can get one from Andy's or Purificacion (at Redlands)?
     
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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Naoki, your new canes look good...have you bloomed it? Seems to bloom on both old and new. FYI, I measured and both clones have canes approximately 24 inches.
     
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    Good idea! I'll be looking for it for sure.
     
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    Thank you for checking. Mine hasn't bloomed yet. It is still 12" or so, so it might take a bit longer.
     
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    Purificacion doesn't have it this year.
     
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    Amazing!!!!!
     
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    Update...real good flowering this year. Some of the canes just covered with blooms. Also noticing canes getting longer...maybe some up to 30”.

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    Wow! What's your culture? Mine doesn't flower that well....