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!

Myrmecophyla exaltata

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Ricardo, Aug 27, 2019.

Tags:
  1. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

    Messages:
    1,247
    Likes Received:
    889
    Location:
    Puerto Rico
    For some reason this plant grows like a weed for some people and yet, it is very susceptible to fusarium in my orchid house. My other Myrmecophilas, humboltii and grandiflora are untroubled by this plague. This plant is growing in the garden of a friend at a 2000 feet altitude in the mountains of the east of PR. Mry exa.jpg
     
    GaryYG, wpinnix, KellyW and 2 others like this.
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    12,779
    Likes Received:
    2,426
    Location:
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Do you think it is this clone that is susceptible or the species as a whole?
     
  3. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

    Messages:
    1,247
    Likes Received:
    889
    Location:
    Puerto Rico
    I think it may be that my locality is favorable for the fungus. I have tried different clones and they eventually deteriorate and die, and yet elsewhere they thrive like weeds.
     
    Marni likes this.
  4. Justagirl

    Justagirl New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think all schoms and their crosses are highly susceptible to fusarium. I have lost all of them.
     
  5. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

    Messages:
    1,247
    Likes Received:
    889
    Location:
    Puerto Rico
    With this in mind I have moved the plants to a windy, drier place, which I expect will be unfavorable for the fusarium. There was a truly gigantic Myrmecophila tibicinis in the St. Croix island botanical garden, then something attacked the specimen. Most of it died, I suspect it was fusarium.