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Encyclia tampensis

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by crazyforflowers, Aug 26, 2014.

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  1. crazyforflowers

    crazyforflowers Member

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    Recent blooming. Fragrant flowers. Soft floral fragrance. Thank you..


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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice color on that one. Lots of blooms, too. :clap:
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    If this is a pure tempensis, then it is a damn good one. Got a close-up photo?

    Nice blooming, btw.
     
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    Thank you KellyW and Tom DE.. The flowers are fading and I did'nt take a closeup.. I will defintely do it on repeat blooming.. I got it from local nursery and I was told it is seed grown.. They had few plants and I got a couple for myself and a friend. I will ask her how was her blooming and colors.. As it is native orchid, I was told they sell seed grown only.. Now I wish I took a closeup on the flowers. I was just lazy and took the photo with I phone and not the Camera...Thank you all again for all the kind feedback.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hi there, seed grown plants can be hybrid or species. Yours does look more like a tampensisi hybrid based on this photo. It is pretty no mater what it is.
    If you go to Everglade(or some other parts of s. FL) in late winter or spring time, you might see the wild tampensis in bloom and the flower is kinda small and green-brown.
     
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    I know there are multple E. tampensis in preserves closeby.. I will take a look. The flower I had was very small. I am now trying to compare with internet pictures. I will keep a close watch. Thank you for the info..
     
  7. dr_dmd

    dr_dmd The dr's out... in the greenhouse!

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    Enc tampensis is a very reliable bloomer for me. Looks like you too! Mine sits high in the gh, in a wood basket, with some rock and a bit of bark. I also have the alba form, grown the same way, and they sit side by side high up. I get 15-20 spikes on each one every June/July in 6" baskets. Very reliable bloomers! Congrats on yours!