Welcome to OrchidsForum.com. We are a friendly online community for Orchid Growers all over the world. If you haven't joined yet we invite you to register and join our community. Hope to see you on our forums!

Gastrorchis tuberculosus

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, May 19, 2014.

Tags:
  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,156
    Likes Received:
    2,927
    Location:
    Santa Rosa, CA
    This Madascagan species has been hard for me to bloom. So even 2 flowers made me happy. The flowers are about 3" wide on this clone.

    gastror.tuberculosa.2fl.jpg
     
  2. Carkin

    Carkin Active Member

    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    32
    Very pretty!!!
     
  3. gg68

    gg68 Angraecoid addict

    Messages:
    1,750
    Likes Received:
    1,237
    Location:
    France, Alsace
    Great!!!:clap:
     
  4. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    6,491
    Likes Received:
    2,266
    Location:
    Redding, California, USA
    Marni, that is nice. How tall is your plant and inflorescence?
     
  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,156
    Likes Received:
    2,927
    Location:
    Santa Rosa, CA
    The spike is about 2ft tall and the plant (what there is of it) is a bit less. It is not the happiest gastrorchis that I have.
     
  6. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    6,491
    Likes Received:
    2,266
    Location:
    Redding, California, USA
    Thanks.
     
  7. piotrm

    piotrm Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,503
    Likes Received:
    322
    Location:
    Grimsby UK
    great
     
  8. annabanana1987

    annabanana1987 Active Member

    Messages:
    999
    Likes Received:
    153
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Love tje shape and the lips are spectacular with the white !
     
  9. RosieC

    RosieC Member

    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    UK
    Fantastic, that's a new one to me.
     
  10. prachtorchideen.wordpress

    prachtorchideen.wordpress Member

    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Germany
    This is a dream for any lover of the genus Gastrorchis! Did it flower again?
     
  11. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,156
    Likes Received:
    2,927
    Location:
    Santa Rosa, CA
    I did flower it again. In the photograph from March of 2018 the flowers are not as dark. I did an outcross with another clone that finally germinated after 9 months with moderate germination. Not sure I'll get these to final flasks.
     
    wpinnix likes this.
  12. prachtorchideen.wordpress

    prachtorchideen.wordpress Member

    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Germany
    Germination took 9 months? Do you have an idea how long other Gastorochis species need to germinate?
     
  13. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,156
    Likes Received:
    2,927
    Location:
    Santa Rosa, CA
    My apologies, I was in error on the germination time. It should have read 3 months. Gastrorchis tuberculosa is the quickest of the ones I have done. Most of the other species were 141 to 199 days to spliting. Gastrorchis luteus is a little shorter, but not as fast as tuberculosa. Unfortunately the two G. luteus I have self-pollinate very quickly so I won't sow the seed.