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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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  2. Ricardo

    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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    Cor van Honk New Member

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    Wonderful!
     
  6. W. Malewa

    W. Malewa Member

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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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    Bernard McDonald Active Member

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    Very interesting image. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    peterlilie New Member

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    Wow ,Very Nice