NEWSLETTER July 2006
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Oncidium trulliferum Dendrobium amabilis
Oncidium pulvinatum Paph wardii Cattleya lawrenceae
Aerides jarkianum in spike
to replate. Ancistrochilus
rothschildianum ( photo right) Macodes lowii Macodes sanderiana
Brassia caudata Oncidium henekenii Oncidium jonesianum
Paph spicerianum; An uncommon common
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Oncidium trulliferum. Brazil. Branched spikes
of 2cm yellow flowers. Sepals and petals bltched chestnut brown.
amabile. Long lost D. Bronckartii. Flowers to 4cm, white, flushed
pink, in huge bunches. Similar in culture to Dend farmerii and much like
Oncidium pulvinatum. Brazil. Branched spikes
of many yellow spotted light tan flowers, lip yellow. Slab culture or very
wardii. China. Beautiful flowers, white flushed rose, striped green,
petals green heavily spotted red. Showy mottled leafed plant.
Cattleya lawrenceae. Venezuela. Rare.
Magenta purple, yellow throat. A bifoliate like Cattleya skinnerii, with
deep richly coloured flowers. Small pot. Same culture as Cattleya
jarkianum in spike. Philippines Spikes of waxy burgundy flowers,
fragrant. Small pots, growing in treefern.
quinquevulnerum var purpureum. Philippines Rare, this form burgundy
red flowers, spicy fragrance. Flowering size plants
lawrenceae. Large white flowers, tipped magenta purple, fragrant.
Long spike, many flowered. Advanced seedlings in 70mm basket pots.
rothschildianum. Africa Rare. Showy 8cm dusky rose pink flowers,
lowii. Borneo Dark green red leaf, veined iridescent pink red.
sanderiana. GENUINE SPECIES from New Guinea. Large velvet dark green
veined gold to 16cm. The most
beautiful of all Jewel Orchids
Brassia caudata. Mexico
Flowers 12 to 20 cm long, pale green, spotted dark green, lip white. Much
the same culture as B
henekenii. Central America. Bumble bee orchid. Lip hairy, like body
of large bee. Best grown on a small piece of cork treefern or very small
jonesianum. Brazil Terete leaf. Flowers 5cm yellow spotted pale brown,
lip snow white. Slab culture.
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Paph spicerianum; An uncommon common species.
This attractive species has light green leaves, with
some redpurple flushing at the base of the leaf. Flowers are borne
singly on an erect arching spike. It pays to stake the spike to present
the flower, otherwise it tends to nod.
The flower is about 10 cm ( 4 inches) across, the dorsal sepal white with
a central pink purple stripe, often quite pronounced. The petals are narrow,
margins crisped, pale green to tan green with a centre line of pink purple.
The pouch is slightly darker green, faintly flushed brown, especially on
The staminode is white, sculptured, outlined in purple
and often flushed redpurple.
A showy species, the flowers are long lived and very
attractive, with bright contrasting colours of white and green.
It is an Indian species that is
supposed to be a cool grower, but is very adaptable to the warm tropical
climate of North Queensland. Paph spicerianum is grown successfully in
the Townsville district, as well as Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands.
are best grown in a sunny spot, with similar light conditions to that of
Dendrobium, or perhaps just a little more shade in the heat of summer.
There is no need to keep this species in heavy shade. A good rule is green
leafed species like the sunlight, mottled leaf species like the shade (
hence the mottling of the leaf).
A subject well worth cultivating, in all orchidhouses.
Simple Paph. culture is effective: a fine media which
should not dry out, medium shade such as required for Dendrobes or
a little extra, and a small pot, are required. A sheltered position out
of strong draughts and when in spike, shelter from rain, will ensure a
flower to satisfy the most discerning grower. Paphs. should always be potted
in as small a pot as will accommodate the root system
Plants can be divided into single pieces and repotted
at the start of the growing season
Medias are as many as there are Paph growers;
A fine media such as the following can be used: 4
parts fine bark, 1 part isolite, 1 part perlite and about half part shredded
spaghnam moss. The spaghnam moss can be varied to suit your growing and
watering conditions, extra moss will provide more moisture for the media
if your conditions are dry.
Also used is small bark plus shredded treefern 20%,
especially if your conditions are more on the wet side. Crocking in the
pot can be adjusted for wet or dry condition, the more crocking the
drier the pot and media. The treefern seems to prevent the bark from layering
and holding excess water and is the right pH for orchids. Other growers
also use coconut fibre, either as small pieces mixed in or the fine coconut
peat, or just plain bark with no additives.
Whatever the media, Paph spicerianum
is well worth the effort and should again be common in orchid collections.
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