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Habenaria rhodocheila

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Uluwehi, Jun 19, 2010.

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  1. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    FBS (to borrow Jon's acronym), orange and fabulous!

    Does any one know if multiple inflorescences can arise from the same rosette or is it usually that only one is produced per rosette?
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    prem Wild Orchid Enthusiast

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    it's always one per rosette. Eventually, your plant should produce multiple tubers, though, so each will give rise to a rosette with a spike (once mature).

    ---Prem
     
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    Karen Species nut

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    Nicely done! Mine is just starting it's growth!
     
  4. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Thank you Karen! Glad yours is on its way this season.

    I appreciate the information Prem, it is as I suspected.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Do these typically go through several years of flowerless maturation, where the tuber takes time to build up energy, before it blooms? I want to know whether my plant is 'maturing' or whether I'm just not growing it properly, as I don't think I'll see blooms this year, and the new leaves are growing OH so slowly.
     
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    Karen Species nut

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    I bought mine in bloom, and it grew 2 tubers the first year I grew it. One bloomed the next year, the second didn't. Both look to be blooming size this year.
    Hope that helps.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Thanks Karen :)
     
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    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    My partner was handling the flowers and got one of the pollen sacks stuck to his finger tip. So we did some reading and learnt how the process is carried out by moths and then pollinated it himself. Not sure if it is self-compatible but it should be interesting. The floral architecture is cool!

    Every time I learn about the pollination biology of a species I get so happy, marvelling at how nature works!
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Amazing color Jacob.