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You could well be on the money with the Den monophyllum HD

i wouldn't put the tag in the Sarc just yet, there's more spp around than just falcatus, common yes but definitely not the only one around.

Flower it then make the call IMO

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cheers heaps guys!! they hav already flowered ! didnt get any picz of them ! 2nd pic had a tiny yellow with black specks on the flower <. and 1st pic a white flower ???

more picz

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Flower it then make the call IMO

Well, I agree with that but I have learned from an oldie at the orchid club that the old flower spikes that turn black are a defining characteristic of falcatus (not to mention the falcate leaves). Here's one I prepared earlier

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The pics are a year old now but these plants have been in the tree for 3 years and are growing strong and flowered profusely this year. I used to use old stockings to tie orchids to trees but now now a couple of dabs of liquid nails is standard practice for most epiphytes (another tip I picked up at the orchid club).

Nice pix by the way bullit. Can I suggest you drill a hole in that branch and hang it under a nice tree somewhere breezy. They'll do well like that.

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while I'm at it...

This is Laelia gouldiana, a lithophyte from Mexico. It's growing in a really exposed situation at the top of this large rock. Once again the breeze is the key to it's survival. It has no potting mix and I don't even water it or anything.

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Great stuff I haev a heap of different orchids I got off a lady in a club she just gave me a box of them I have them around the yard not many have flowered yet. I took your advice HD have them in breezy spots but still protected from full sun. They have been up for a while and all look like they are adding new growth can't wait for some flowers but.

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Here's a few more pics of my orchids.

This Zygopetalum is hands down the worlds most fragrant orchid flower, everybody should have one of these in their garden:

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white cattelya

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Theres some others but crappier pics & I'm still waiting on some Oncidium ceboletta flowers.

Cymbidiums are super easy to grow, I'll post up some pics of some of mine.

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This spray is just half open, again I have no idea what sp it is

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and not an orchid but does anyone know much about Hoyas? We just brought a few different ones from Collectors corner some amazing flowers on them.

This is one I picked up at the markets for a 5er

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stillman, your orchid is a cymbidium, and nice hoya! I've one with white flowers

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stillman, some hoyas are native to oz, i'm no big orchid fan.

but i like this yodogini cross, with it's raspberry colors.post-70-0-35355100-1355195091_thumb.jpg

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here's an experiment of mine

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Great to see orchid enthusiasts here. Some Great Photos. I couldn't look over this thread without mentioning native terrestrial orchids. Down here in VIC you don't really see epiphytes in the bush, but there are many terrestrial orchids. They are one my favourite plants to grow. Here is some of the shots I've taken of orchids i have growing...

thelymitra jars

thelymitra pauciflora

Here is a Bunch of thelymitra in jars I have on the windowsill. The large ones have been deflasked and are growing some decent sized tubers...

pterostylis tenuicauda

pterostylis tenuicauda

pterostylis nutans

pterostylis nutans

pterostylis anatona

pterostylis anatona

diplodium robustum

diplodium robustum

corybas fimbriatus

corybas fimbriatus

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^ Fuck yeah. Loving the terrestrial action. Nice one.

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found this one in the yard yesterday

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did u lose it stillz?!?!! lol

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The dancing monkey orchid :)

( edit ) another cool orchid going by the same common name


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I have just become instantly infatuated with orchids and will soon venture into propagating these amazing beings. ( especially the oncidiums :shroomer: )

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That's a great looking flower :lol:.

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I did lose it Bullit I forgot where I put all the Orchids.

Tipz is that your photo?

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No, It was from a fellow SAB member posted on another site Stillman. Thought it was worthy of a share :)

It is an amazing looking flower

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A couple of different colour forms of Thelymitra fragrans growing wild in the same place in Nth NSW a couple days ago.


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tipz i have a bunch of TC'd oncidiums waiting to be deflasked and hardened off... will be a few months but I'll hopefully be disseminating them, i have way more than i could ever need/want. i'll put you down for one.

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A couple of different colour forms of Thelymitra fragrans growing wild in the same place in Nth NSW a couple days ago.

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Thelymitra fragrans normally flower between August to October. Finding one in flower at this time of year is incredibly unusual, as they should be in dormancy.

It is amazing how much variation there is between individuals of the same species when it comes to most sun orchids.

Nice Photos!

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An old thread I know but here's a few of mine flowering...post-14388-0-18260400-1397715329_thumb.jpost-14388-0-21020900-1397715365_thumb.jpost-14388-0-69432600-1397715398_thumb.jpost-14388-0-97026600-1397715434_thumb.jpost-14388-0-24281200-1397715488_thumb.jpost-14388-0-69799500-1397715530_thumb.jpost-14388-0-09491200-1397715573_thumb.jpost-14388-0-15826600-1397715614_thumb.j

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nice

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I managed to grow a cracking pot of corybas hispidus in moss that I thought I'ld show off.

This is the pot with the dome on top. Lack of airflow is what makes them flower.

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This is the orchids in full flower growing in bush moss.

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Not sure of species, possibly a hybrid?

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