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Sarcochilus ceciliae

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Uluwehi, Jul 23, 2011.

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  1. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    I didn't see the beautiful white fringe of the lip until I downloaded this photo from my camera.

    Selecting the 'right' exposure for this wasn't easy for me. I want to show the sparkly-ness of the flower (in person it is really reflective and jewel-like) but I also want to show the detail of the white lip. These photos are a compromise of both.

    This miniature orchid is a wonderful thing to have. Even though this species is lithophytic in nature, it grows well for me epiphytically in my cool house with daytime highs between 80°-85°F/26-29°C and nigh-time lows between 50-54°F/10-12°C with very bright light (perhaps too bright!) at ~4000fc, high humidity and ample air circulation.
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    Alexis New Member

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    It's a lovely little thing. I like the plant habit, too.
     
  3. Kitty

    Kitty AKA\Debby

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    the furry lip and crystaline petals, a lovely thing....
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Great little species and look at how red that foliage is!
     
  5. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice! One more line in my wish list.
     
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    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    Very cool! :clap:
     
  7. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the feedback ;)
     
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    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    It's red because I am growing it so bright.
     
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    very nice, we have these growing down the road. As you said they tend to be natural lithophytes but cant grow epiphitically or even terrestrially. I'd say their natural growth habit is closer to terrestrial anyway as they normally grow covered in a thick layer of humus from the build up of rotten leaves
     
  10. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hornet, if you ever get the opportunity to post an in-situ photo, I would be very interested.
     
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    I'll grab some pics this week, its literally a 5 minute drive and then maybe a 10 minute walk. Also get Sarcochilus olivaceus growing on twigs on the edge of the same creek. Dendrobium speciosum and Dokrillia linguformis higher in the tree's near the creek
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That will be excellent! I always enjoy seeing species in situ.