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Euchile (Encyclia) citrina

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by gnathaniel, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Second year blooming for me, I love the color and fragrance of the flowers!


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  2. Zack

    Zack Will work for plants Supporting Member

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    Reminds me very much of King Alfred daffodils, except better!
     
  3. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Great species! This is the best I have seen from you! Congrats!
     
  4. gnathaniel

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    Thanks Zack and Tom!

    I agree with the daffodil comparison and I suspect they have similar pollinators. While working outside today near the porch where this plant currently resides I saw a small bumblebee hovering around checking out the flowers. It looked like it tried to crawl into one but either didn't fit or was frustrated in some other regard because it quickly left and the pollinia were all in place after its departure.
     
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    long before this was classified under cattleya
     
  6. Boytjie

    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Beautiful. Great growing, Nat! I'm tempted to try this one. -Stephen
     
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    Lovely.
     
  8. gnathaniel

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    Thanks guys! You should definitely try growing this one, Stephen, the fragrance is outstanding. Many initially pleasant orchid scents grate on me after a while but I can smell this for a long time and it never gets old.

    noioi, this species certainly has been moved around a lot by taxonomists. I try not to get invested in particular names but I do like the placement of this in Euchile, it just makes sense to me.
     
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    gnathanial i agree with you too

    it used to be introduced to thailand but the plant not trived
     
  10. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Bravo! Two flowers :D Really beautiful.
     
  11. gnathaniel

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    Thanks Jacob! I wish I could have one in bloom year-round, I miss the fragrance now that the blooms have faded.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Noioi, did anyone try it at higher elevations? It needs a cooler, drier winter to thrive.