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In Bloom – Bulbophyllum Wilbur Chang

In Bloom – Bulbophyllum Wilbur Chang

This cross was made by the late Wilbur Chang and registered several years ago by H&R Nurseries.   The flower is large measuring more than 5 inches vertically.  The has a fragrance that is probably not pleasant to most.  The plant …

In Bloom – C. bowringiana var. coerulea

In Bloom – C. bowringiana var. coerulea

This is an old timer that I received from Williette Wong several years ago.  The plant is growing in a 6-inch plastic pot with orchid bark as the media.  The color of the flowers makes this species very attractive.  This …

In Bloom – Dendrobium heterocarpum

In Bloom – Dendrobium heterocarpum

This is a plant that I purchased from Hawaiian Orchid Source in July 2007 on an orchid field trip to Waimanalo.  At that time the plant was a small seedling growing in a 2-inch clay pot.  The plant got my …

In Bloom – Laelia purpurata

In Bloom – Laelia purpurata

It must be the blooming season for L. purpurata as several are in bloom in my orchid collection.  One of my favorites is pictured below.  I got this plant from Orchid Center a few years ago.  It is a cross …

In Bloom – Bulbophyllum vaginatum

In Bloom – Bulbophyllum vaginatum

We purchased Bulb. vaginatum four years ago from the late Wilbur Chang.  The plant was transplanted into a wooden basket using New Zealand Sphagnum Moss as the medium.  The plant receives afternoon lighting under 50% shade at our home in …

In Bloom – Dendrobium wasselii

In Bloom – Dendrobium wasselii

Den wasselii is a very easy growing species.  The tiny white flowers which look like mosquitoes will last for two weeks or longer.  I grow my wasselii’s in a shady area with New Zealand Sphagnum Moss or orchid bark as …

In Bloom – Dendrobium parishii

In Bloom – Dendrobium parishii

Although the honohono (Den. anosmum) is over, Den. parishii is now in bloom.  Den. parishii crossed with Den. anosmum made Den. Nestor.  Here are photos of some parishii’s in bloom in my collection.  (Article and photos submitted by Mel Waki.)…