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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Dillon123, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. Dave The Scientist

    Dave The Scientist Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum. If you have this nice of a collection at 14, it will certainly be very impressive by the time you are 20, 30, 40 etc. Thanks for the beautiful photos. I would love to hear more about your growing space and your style of culture.
     
  2. Dillon123

    Dillon123 New Member

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    Thanks Dave, right now I have a collection of 500 plus plants mostly species.I grow outdoors with three shade houses and a vivarium and native plants tied to my tees.
     
  3. seidenfaden

    seidenfaden Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Dillon, It's encouraging to see someone as young as you take an interest in orchids - and in your own large outside reserve which I am sure helps to heighten your awareness and appreciation of the diversity and beauty of the Jamaican orchid species. As far as I am aware Bulbophyllum jamaicense is the only Bulbophyllum species which is endemic to your island. If possible I would love to see a decent image of the dark crimson flowers. I understand that this species grows in Arntully, Hollymount and the Red light District?

    Good luck with your orchids.
     
  4. catsma_97504

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    Welcome! Sounds like you have an extensive collection of plants! I can't imagine taking care of so many.
     
  5. Dillon123

    Dillon123 New Member

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    Seidenfaden thank you for you comment, I think I have bulbuphyllum jamaicense in spike right now.

    Catsma thanks it is hard taking care of so much but orchids are so addictive.
     
  6. seidenfaden

    seidenfaden Well-Known Member

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    Dillon, It would be great to see an image of your Bulbophyllum jamaicense in flower. I know it is a miniature plant, but it is one of the lesser known plants in this genus. I would love to include an image of this species in my PPP of rarely seen Bulbophyllums.
     
  7. Dillon123

    Dillon123 New Member

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    I'll send you a picture when it blooms.
     
  8. seidenfaden

    seidenfaden Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks Dillon - I look forward to it.