Monday, September 17, 2012

Some orchids of late summer


Habenaria Hanson is a hybrid between H. rhodocheila and H. carnea.  There may be a "better" name for this as I cannot find reference to this online.  A remnant from the former Hoosier Nursery, this is one of the most vibrantly colored plants in my collection and an instant favorite of all who see it.  I have had a few different Habenaria species and hybrids over the years and this has been one of the best growers.  The flowers last for weeks


Habenaria Hanson


Habenaria Hanson, photo taken with a different camera setting


One of the most unique and desirable of al orchids must be Aerangis punctata.  I have extolled the virtues of this plant is a past pot, but when it flowers each year, there really is nothing better.  


Another view of Aerangis punctata


Aerangis punctata


This is Bulbophyllum (Cirrhopetalum) biflorum, from tropical Southeast Asia.  This species is easy to grow and flowers sporadically throughout summer


Phragmipedium schlimii is a slow, but steady grower and flowers once every two years or so


One of the true workhorses of my collection is Cattleya maxima.  Now that this specimen is beginning to mature, it produces new growths and flowers throughout the year.  This is not a species to be without and greatly appreciates being mounted, rather than being tortured in a pot










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