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Ponthieva species from Bolivia

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Sep 22, 2012.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is a Ponthieva species that Walter Teague collected in Bolivia near Cocopata. It was in the same place he found Masdevallia cocopatae. He said they were found together in a spot that was in a rain shadow in an other wise wet area. I have been growing it intermediate conditions in a terrestrial mix and also in moss, so not really dry. I have recently put a basket of it in the cold greenhouse to see how it does in colder temperatures. For reference, the specimen is growing in a 5" diameter planter.






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  2. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Great photos!
     
  3. Torrish

    Torrish Active Member

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    Great Plant!
     
  4. orchidnut57

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    Nice terrestrial. Those hairs on it look awesome. Looks like a bird in flight
     
  5. piotrm

    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    what a great macro !!!