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Brassavola Tuberculata

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by danielebac, Mar 20, 2014.

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  1. danielebac

    danielebac Member

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    Hi all guys, just blooming this nice Brassavola Tuberculata. Fragrant at night and real nice lemon- yellow on white

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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you for posting this. It is new to me.
     
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    Lovely and stately
     
  4. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Daniel, I see those beautiful terete leaves in the background. How large does this plant get?
     
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    danielebac Member

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    Hi Kelly, this is a photo I took this morning. The longest leaf is about 70 cm long. Curiously, ten years ago the plant was potted into the pot. Then, slowly moved outside it like you can see now. The plant is very healthy and every year put more and more flowers. Unfortunately don´t have any pictures taken last year anymore but it was a show and the fragrant was real strong. I´ll post a picture of the full blooming in the next couple of months.

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    That plant is spectacular! I love it growing outside the pot like that.
     
  7. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That is a beautiful plant. I would grow that for the plant only. Thanks for the full plant photo.
     
  8. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I agree with Kelly, the foliage is spectacular.
     
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    foliage yes but amount of flowers on it rather low, need more stress and sun I guess...
     
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    Wow, great plant, and lovely flowers.
     
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    Are you sure it's tuberculata? I could be way off base here and I know so many of these are very similar but the leaves seems a bit too straight and long for tuberculata. Looks more like my perrinii. Just throwing that out there.

    It's absolutely gorgeous. The Brassavolas are probaby my favorites...low maintenance and reliable bloomers w/amazing fragrance. Well, all except acaulis...it's the only one I seem to have great difficulty growing. ?? Anyway...beautiful plant!
     
  12. danielebac

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    Very good point Katrina. Differences between Tuberculata and Perrinii are almost inexistent, but Perrinii grows in many different areas here in Brazil, not where this plant was collected, so I´m pretty sure is a Tuberculata; Perhaps the natural growing areas are the only way to correctly identfy them
     
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    I learn something new every day! I had always been under the impression that the habitats of both species over-lap quite a bit...nothing beats hearing it from someone who lives in the area and knows it. Thank you.

    I've had my tuberculata since it was just barely out of flask...over 5 years now!...and I'm still waiting on flowers. Maybe this will be the year.

    Anyway...thanks for the info and again...gorgeous, gorgeous plant.
     
  14. Daethen

    Daethen Orchid Mom

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    That is a BEAUTIFUL plant. I love how it has attached itself.