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Bolusiella irridifolia

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by W. Malewa, Sep 13, 2021.

  1. W. Malewa

    W. Malewa Active Member

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    This specimen is presently in full bloom with 9 inflorescences and about 135 flowers.
    Bolusiella irridifolia.JPG
    I am not sure where most of the roots are in the moss, or in the lichen, as the roots are very small. Though in the wild you do not often see them in moss, more amongst lichen or on fairly barren, but older bark. B. irridifolia is an African highland specie, in Kenya it is not really widespread, but in certain localities the numbers are high.
    B irridifolia spike.JPG
    This is the best detail picture I was able to make, flowers are about 0.7 mm wide.
    Last picture is an in situ one with a Life hangs by a thread.
    B irridifolia action.jpeg
     
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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice plant. I love the in situ photo.
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! I noticed my maudiae has a bunch of spikes coming today. Additionally, there’s not much in the way of a root system on it.
     
  4. J E

    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    Very nice, this is new to me I'll be looking for one. Where did you get it?
     
  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great post!
     
  6. Sabinchen

    Sabinchen Well-Known Member

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    Very beautiful Orchid. I doesn't know it
     
  7. W. Malewa

    W. Malewa Active Member

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    We are based in Kenya, and got it from within.
     
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