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Wild Sarcochilus hillii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Foozil, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. Foozil

    Foozil Active Member

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    Found about 500m from suburbia in Campbelltown, NSW. Usually finishes flowering in December but this large (relatively) specimen has kept going until now. DSC_0212 2.jpg DSC_0211.jpg DSC_0210.jpg
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Always great to see in situ photos. Thanks.
     
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    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for sharing!
     
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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Great photos...what kind of conditions does this grow in? Looks moist in the picture.
     
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    Thanks!
    It grows in pretty dry conditions usually, but we had just had a lot of rain. It survives more off humidity and doesn't seem to like it too wet. Survives 40˚c heat in Summer and the odd 0˚c night in Winter
     
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    I think I remember David Banks publishing that what had been called Sarcochilus eriochilus was actually the true S. hillii. I see that KEW still has it as a synonym of S. ceciliae. Do you know where that stands?
     
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    Foozil Active Member

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    I'm not sure sorry. Was this in the AOR? Would be good to find the article.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I didn't see the work, I read a discussion of it. Possibly 2 or 3 years ago.
     
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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Great to hear that information.
     
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