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Ceratostylis eria

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A miniature from Malaysia. The plant is about 2" tall. I did notice that the flowers close up at night.




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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    You just have to do that, don't you?:p I am so jealous now!

    Great photos too!
     
  3. piotrm

    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    I like it!
     
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    Very nice! Ditto what Tom said.
     
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    Great-looking miniature!
     
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    oh that's lovely - i'm so glad that more Erias are coming into cultivation - they are such a fascinating genus.
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    I've been on the look out for this one. I really want one lol! Great pics.
     
  8. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Btw Marc it's a Ceratostylis.
     
  9. Tom-DE

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    It is not a good naming for this one and Ceratostylis pleurothallis. They just put the names of two genera together to name a species, not a good idea IMO.
     
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    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    I really like the faint pinstripe in the flowers. Beautiful!
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Marni, are the flowers long-lasting?
     
  12. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think they last a couple of weeks. They continued to bloom over a couple of months.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Fantastic! Thanks.
     
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    spiro K. Well-Known Member

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    First time for me! Its a great plant!
     
  15. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think it is a wonderful species and have put in a lot of effort (unsuccessful so far) to get seed.
     
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    Nice little guy there Marni. Is this of the Pluerothallid alliance?
     
  17. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No, this is an Asian species and pleurothallids are only new world.
     
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    Well Marni - I guess I could have just searched it up on OW. Sorry to bother you and I know you are too kind and don't mind helping. I'm just lazy and it's easy to just fire off a quick comment/question. :)
    But listen, if anyone wants an award this is the genus to have. Out of 150 species there are only 17 awards and one has 15 of them and none are fcc or am's. But this specie must be a little off the radar at least for OW. There is no location or cultivation data. Just one little picture and not near as good as yours.
    I'm just curious if you know any of that. I assume if asian it's probably a warm grower unless it comes from an area of some altitude. tia.
     
  19. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It is on Jay's ISOPE. Orchid Wiz is a wonderful resource, but lacking in a lot of things.

    I grow a lot of Asian plants that are intermediate, cool or cold. Remember, the Himalayas do extend into Asia. And most countries have mountains.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I forgot to add that I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, so I don't put things in for judging. If I cared about getting something judged, I would have to drive to Sacramento to have it judged where people are a bit more open to plants other than those grown by judges.
     
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