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Warmth Tolerant Lycaste hybrids

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Michael E Davis, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. Michael E Davis

    Michael E Davis New Member

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    Am looking for hybrids of Central American species of the sort that both Marni Turkel and Fred Clark have offered in recent years. Fred, just now, said that he has more in the pipes, but not until SPRING 2022, which is a bit of a stretch, who knows where we'll all be by then.....?

    So, am looking to BUY or possible TRADE something (but have limited items for that) for nice healthy divisions of any such hybrids you might have, either from the above premo hybridizers, or anyone else. Graham of Lehua ditched his Lycaste line a number of years ago, and is almost exclusively a Paph guy these days.....

    Contact me here or, better yet, directly, at [email protected] or 904 292 4806. If I don't answer the phone, it means I'm either A) not home, or B) outside with the plants, chickens, and other assorted wildlife.......no answering machine or voice mail, very, very "old fashioned" here.....

    Michael E. Davis
    Jacksonville, FL
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Have you checked Cal Orchids selection?
     
  3. Michael E Davis

    Michael E Davis New Member

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    I bought 3 lycaste skinneri hybrids from Lauris Rose a few weeks ago, after James told me that he didn't have any more. She went out to one of their greenhouses and hustled up these three, and CALLED me personally about buying them. James had simply said, "We don't have any of those anymore!" By the way, according to Lauris, they are going out of business in the coming year, which I also bounced off of James. He says business is ruined, he's 74 and has health issues, time to hang it up.....and another one bites the dust! Sad!
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    That was their prediction as soon as the SB show was shut down in March. If only I had an extra 2 million I would invest in it in hopes of someday being a thousandaire.
     
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  5. Michael E Davis

    Michael E Davis New Member

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    Yes, all of the orchid nurseries and shows are in danger of going away. I was thinking about this last night. There are literally no outlets for thousands of crosses of orchids of all kinds. Some of the crosses may already be lost, or they exist only in someone's greenhouse or on a back porch somewhere, but if a person is old, not connected with a local orchid society, etc, no one would ever know about any of this. We are literally going to lose the equivalent of centuries of work done by hundreds of people because there will be no places left to conserve, grow, or develop it. The world is falling apart, and fairly rapidly at that.