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Schoenorchis tixieri

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, May 26, 2012.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    From Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. This is another species similar to Sch. fragrans.

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  2. Pixietoe

    Pixietoe Active Member

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    So pretty! I haven't seen a Schoenorchis with such red leaves before. Does this species need a lot of light?
     
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    Marni Very unusual, I like it.
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What you are seeing there is the underside of the leaves. The top surface isn't so red. S fragans also is very dark underneath. But I do grow them in quite bright light.
     
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    Interesting! Is the red color not a reaction to light then?
     
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    These are just so desirable! So lovely!
    You're photography is amazing because these are so teensie :)
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It seems not to be. I was just out looking at some of the other plants of S fragrans (can't seem to get enough of them) and noticed that plants for S fragrans that I got from Thailand last summer don't have any red under the leaves. The ones of this batch growing in very bright light were just as green as those growing shadier. The first one has just opened some flowers and they are quite a pale color.

    I may be that this is an effect of pigmentation. Some breeders/growers will look at batches of seedlings and pull out plants with more or less pigmentation. They say that it can be an indication of the intensity of the blooms.