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Cyrtorchis monteiroae, FBS

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Jon, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

    FBS. First time I've ever flowered a cyrtorchis. It's ok. Leaf span on the plant is ~8".




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  2. Kitty

    Kitty AKA\Debby

    I've got several seedlings, why do you say it's just "ok" I've had high hopes for these babys
  3. Nicely done!
  4. Dale

    Dale New Member

    I'm waitin' to see what Floozo has to say.
  5. xmpraedicta

    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

    So nice
  6. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

    I don't even need to say what I'm going to say. The fact that Jon has bloomed such a fantastic and remarkable Ang speaks for itself! :clap:

    What I *will* say, is that I would really like to see a plant pic? If nothing else how bout a leaf count? And, did you do anything in particular to get it to bloom? I feel like mine is big enough to bloom and yet... :mad:
  7. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids + dendrobiums, mainly Supporting Member

    Beautiful, Jon. As an angraecoid lover I particularly appreciate this. Aside from these pics, your photos are the best yet of this species on the interweb.

    Oak Hill has been spelling the epithet incorrectly, thank you for spelling it right (though I wouldn't expect less from you :) ). Monteiro is a Portuguese surname, so leaving out the 'o' in monteiroae is a problem (incorrectly spelled as monteirae).

    Does it have a fragrance?
  8. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

    Thanks folks.

    Here's a plant pic, MrB. I didn't do anything special, I don't think. This plant is buried in the back of the GH, and I don't really ever look at it. I think the spike is a product of benign neglect.


    I dunno. My nose doesn't work very well all the time. Most times when I smell orchids, I can only describe the fragrance as "earthy". I think that's most likely from the potting media, though. :)
  9. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

    Ugh....my plant is like twice as big with twice as many leaves and looks overall ....more healthy than yours. :D And yet...no blooms for me. I think this coming winter it will get a bit more misery. Thanks for the plant shot.
  10. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

    Neglect... pretty plants don't always flower.
  11. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids + dendrobiums, mainly Supporting Member

    I understand what you mean with detecting fragrance. Sometimes I feel that I smell something when sniffing a flower but then I second guess myself. In these cases I end up just calling the fragrance "imaginary". ;)

    I love the fragrance of a healthy greenhouse or potting media!

    Thank you for showing us a habit picture. I agree, sometimes 'pretty plants' don't bloom.

    Hope yours blooms Mr. Breeze. Mine is half the size of Jon's, but it is really nice to have this preview of what to look forward to.
  12. xmpraedicta

    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

    I had a nightmare last night that oakhill ran out of these just as I was about to place my order...DAMN I need to plan my cross-border smuggling trip ASAP
  13. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids + dendrobiums, mainly Supporting Member

    Oh Calvin I had the same nightmare last week about them running out of Aerangis decaryana. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
  14. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

    what does fbs mean?
  15. first bloom seedling, i guess.
    Or Freaking Beautiful Sucker!
  16. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

    First bloom seedling

    EDIT - MJ is quick on the draw
  17. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

    thanks, yo
  18. Posey

    Posey New Member

    Nice!!! Mine blooms regularly and survived the horible greenhouse freeze last year.