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Trichopilia fragrans

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by MiKa, May 12, 2012.

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  1. MiKa

    MiKa Active Member Supporting Member

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    As the name applies it has a sweet, heavy fragrance. But you have to put your nose into the flower to sence it. This particular clone is from Dominican Republic and the Baoruco mountains.
    I grow it mounted on Hygrolon and in intermediate conditions in the greenhouse.

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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice! What is your intermediate temperature range?
     
  3. MiKa

    MiKa Active Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Marni.

    Summer days 22-26°C, nights 15-17°C
    Winder days 19-21°C, nights 12-14°C

    This might not be T. fragrans. The flower segments are to thin and the spike unusually long for a T. fragrans.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the temperatures.

    Tennis is the one with the passion (and knowledge) for trichopilia, perhaps he will have an idea.
     
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    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Oh that is stunning! I don't grow this species, but that photo makes me wish I did. :)
     
  6. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Very nice