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Pleurothallis shuardii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Tom-DE, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I/W grower, 0.6"+ flower. (Jay's site has a wrong number for the flower size. It is a lovely miniature with large flower.) The flower color is correct.
    This is a first time bloomer. It is a very slow and somewhat difficult grower based on my experience--I bought a small seedling/division with four leaves in 2008 from Ecuagenera. By the time it got established, it only had two leaves left...then it only grows one leaf per year...well, I am glad it still lives and surprised me with a flower...
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  2. piotrm

    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    very nice!
     
  3. ezil

    ezil Member

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    Thanks Tom. I have this one on order from Ecuagenera and can use all the cultural info I can get. It's good to know that patience is required with this one.
     
  4. Kermie

    Kermie Tadpole Supporting Member

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    Looks like the bloom is worth the wait anyway!
    I hope it continues to grow and will soon thrive for you :)

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  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Good save! Some of the pleuros with succulent leaves are very slow.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Interesting! I wouldn't have guessed it was a Pleurothallid from pictures only.
     
  7. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Nice job! That is an awesome little species. It has a very un-pleuro like appearance.