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Myrmecophila albopurpurea

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by tenman, Jul 15, 2014.

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  1. tenman

    tenman Well-Known Member

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    Myrmecophila albopurpurea, unfortunately. Purchased as Myr.thompsoniana v.minor ("with Selby ID" on the label), along with another plant labeled thompsoniana semi-alba and another labeled thompsoniana alba from Oak Hill back when they had all kinds of interesting crap in a wonderful tangled jungle at their nursery. I say 'unfortunately' because the one labeled thompsoniana semi-alba already bloomed out as albopurpurea, and I don't need a second one. Oh, well, one more for the sale list! Now I'm wondering what the 'alba' one really will be if I can ever coax it into blooming. 2" flowers on a tiny plant, whose largest growths barely reach 3" in height. About 25 growths in osmunda in a slotted 4" clay pot hung up in the most light I have, outside in the summers, grown warm. albopurpurea0714.jpg albopurpureafull0714 copy.jpg
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That's beautiful, Tennis. I always thought that all of this genus had very long spikes so I have stayed away from it. Now I want one!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Stunning!
     
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    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    very strange it flower in a such a small size plant, but flower is superb!