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Scaphosepalum antenniferum x swertifolium

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by KellyW, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I received this in trade from Daniel (DPfarr) a few years ago (thanks Daniel). It has proven to be a good bloomer with nice big flowers. Across the "horns" is 35 mm. The plant is about 5 inches tall. Perhaps it is my culture (probably too much sun) but the plant never looks good due to yellow, spotty leaves. I probably need to move it but it flowers so well I am hesitant. Anyway, I like it.

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    jai Orchid addict

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    I love it, so unique. Have you tried to pollinate this?
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No, I haven't tried.
    Scaphosepalum ia a really cool genus. The ones I have are heat tolerant and generally easy growers. They might do well for you.
     
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    jai Orchid addict

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    I think I will try it, where do you think I should look for it? Oh does this one have a fragrance?
     
  5. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Scaphosepalum are readily available from numerous sellers. You shouldn't have any trouble finding some. Many are tiny and others larger. This one is the largest that I have both flower and plant.

    I only have 3 or 4 Scaphs and I don't recall any having a fragrance.
     
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    weeand Well-Known Member

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    I have Scaph. ovulare, S. breve (yellow), S. bicolor and S. martineae for about a couple of months now and they are all in bloom now. But no fragrance. They also make new leaves and spikes. I grow them cool.
    I am not an experienced grower at all (yet [emoji6]) so yes they are easy to grow.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Most scaphosepalum that I have grow in fairly deep shade and seem to prefer it. The leaves are a nice color and they bloom like crazy.

    I was unaware that there were any Scaphosepalum hybrids, I'll have to keep my eyes open ;).
     
  8. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I believe Daniel did the cross. Daniel, if I'm wrong please correct me.
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Haha, nope. This was a Leon Glicenstein hybrid. Why? I do not know.

    There was a hybrid I remember him wanting to make because of the name. It was a Zooteophion vultriceps cross to be named Vulture.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sorry I had it wrong.

    Vulture? :D