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Myrmecophila albopurpurea

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by tenman, Jul 25, 2013.

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  1. tenman

    tenman Well-Known Member

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    A former Schomburgkia, this is a miniature plant, with pseudobulbs averaging just a tad over 2", and flowers with a ns of about 2.5". The 20+ growth plant is in osmunda in a 3" net pot nestled into a 4" clay pot. It gets high light, intermediate to warm temps, and is watered weekly (every 4 days in summer). I have four more plants in this group but none of them ever bloom; this one does regularly. Go figure.

    These have hollow pseudobulbs which split at the base and provide homes for ants in their natural habitat. myralbopurpurea071.jpg myralbopurpureafull0713.jpg
     
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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I had no idea that there was a small one. Thanks, it is charming!
     
  3. Leo in N.E. Illinois

    Leo in N.E. Illinois New Member

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    That is nice. A relative dwarf. Always liked the ruffled, wavey look of the group. I will need to look for one for myself.