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Cynorkis lowiana

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I find this one of the easiest of the Cynorkis species to grow. I grow it in intermediate conditions with a dry rest once the leaves die back until they are up again. It is growing in sphagnum moss in a 5 or 6" terra cotta pot. When I was processing the image of the one flower I saw an angry (or at least very intent) insect in the picture. Now I can't unsee it.

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  2. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice plant and photos!
     
  3. DarleneJay

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    HA! I see it too now.

    Beautiful display
     
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    A marvelous plant and pictures. Saw this species In situ in Madagascar, Marojejy National Park, growing on rocks in the middle of a stream near a waterfall. Not easy to photograph!
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  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Gerrit, nice to see another clone. I have it easy. I photograph it under lights and it just sits there until I am done. No breeze, no problem.
     
  6. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Marni, how large does the plant itself get? Appears smaller than gibbosa.
     
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    I saw it on E-bay ,still kicking myself for dropping out of the bidding soon...I see an alien angel .
     
  9. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I jut listed another division on ebay today.
     
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  10. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That plant, including the inflorescence, is about 13 to 14" tall.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    An intent insect in a pretty Victorian dress!
     
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  13. Lauren B.

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    It is on my watch list....hoping they don't bid it out of my range again...Thank you!
     
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