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Same plant, same price, same show

Discussion in 'Orchid Vendor FYI' started by AnonYMouse, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. AnonYMouse

    AnonYMouse aka Ree, the not-so-stealthy lurker

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    Ecuagenera or Mundiflora?

    I have plants from both and I have no complaints but I have to choose one to place an preorder. I have preordered from Ecuagenera but not from Mundiflora. Normally, I have a number of items and that could have swayed me but I only have one in consideration (the rest will be impulse buying-or not-I think I've grown out of the acquisitive phase). I've been scouring both price lists but nothing is calling me.

    Do you have a preference?
     
  2. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Wow...that’s a tough one! I have found that Ecuagenera’s plants have been getting larger in recent years, but Mundiflora had some real choice miniature Pleurothallids that looked real good that I bought at the POE back in February.
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    They both seem to have good plants. Ecuagenera visits here more frequent than Mundiflora, so I would probably get from Mundiflora. Which show is Mundiflora coming to next and when?
     
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    AnonYMouse aka Ree, the not-so-stealthy lurker

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    Thanks but now I'm reluctant to order from either.

    I was looking for Ornithidium ruberrimum/Maxillaria ruberrima. Mundiflora's reference pic looks very orange and reading Chuck's post here doesn't sound like Ecuagenera's is correct, either (also, their stock is cooler growing). I really don't have the space so I try not to get plants that are questionable.

    San Francisco has a Summer show (July 21-22), much smaller than POE.

    Chuck, you travel cross-country for POE? That's dedication!
     
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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Yes...the current holy grail ! I have no idea why the true ruberrimum is not available? What I learned earlier in the year is that the plant I have and what is being sold as ruberrimum is jamesonii. I know Tom Miranda, Andy (Andy’s Orchids) and others are looking for it...but no luck so far.

    I will say I have been fortunate to have a business trip to the west coast in February off and on for many years (and I think the last 3 in a row). Not only have I acquired a lot of great plants over the years, but have made a ton of long lasting Orchid friends. I have frequent flyer miles saved up so am going back out to The Bay Area to coincide with the Pleurothallid meeting at the end of July.
     
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  6. AnonYMouse

    AnonYMouse aka Ree, the not-so-stealthy lurker

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    If Andy and the Smithsonian can't get it, who can?