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Trichopilia marginata

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by tenman, May 1, 2013.

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  1. tenman

    tenman Well-Known Member

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    One of the paler ones I have. According to Bob Dressler and Michael Kovach, the range of color in this species in the habitat goes from olive green through palest pink through magenta to deep reddish brown.

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    Tenman: Is Michael Kovach doing orchids again? I'm assuming he shared with you some experience he had with these in South America.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    He died last September.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear that. I always thought he got a raw deal with the PK thing.
     
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    Trichopilia marginata and Trichopillia tortillis are very close species.
    Do you know the difference in growing them ?
    Thank you for you reply !
    Regards
     
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    Tortilis is more temp. tolerant and I'm growing it intermediate, not cool like the marginata. And I'm growing it a little drier, too.
     
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    Thank you Tenman !