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Tridactyle furcistipes

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by W. Malewa, Nov 19, 2019.

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  1. W. Malewa

    W. Malewa Member

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    This specie is rather common in this locality at 2,350 masl and higher. Scent is not unlike T. bicaudata, maybe a little softer and with a shorter range. Flowers once a yr, mostly in November, growth is kind of slow. Not really visible in the below pics, but this Tridactyle specie has often more free hanging roots, than attached roots to the host tree. This particular specimen is a rather rich flowering one, I contribute it to the relative higher light levels. T furcistipes 1.jpg T furcistipes 2.jpg
    Now just waiting for some seed pods.
     
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    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    Stunning!
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    New to me and beautiful. Thanks for the post.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What a pleasure to see this blooming.
     
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    Wonderful!
     
  6. W. Malewa

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    Tridactyle furcistipes green with moth.jpg
    Above the green version of Tridactyle furcistipes with visitor. Apart from the colour of the flowers they seem to be very identical to me and this yr both colours started flowering on exact the same date.
     
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  7. leo

    leo African orchids only :-)

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    Awesome!
     
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    Very interesting image. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    peterlilie New Member

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    Wow ,Very Nice
     
  10. W. Malewa

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    T f pollinator.jpg
    Same moth as in the previous picture, I guess this could be the pollinator, or just stealing the nectar, anybody with more information on the moth, like the name? I didn't got a good hit with Google image search.
     
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    Very beautiful species. Do you know if there are any vendors in Kenya propagating and selling native orchids?
     
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    Not that I am aware of. I know of only one outfit which mainly sells orchids, but focuses on imported orchids.....
     
  13. leo

    leo African orchids only :-)

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    You could jump into that gap ;)
     
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