Which orchids grow naturally in your area?

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  1. Jun 21, 2013 #1

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    Do you have any orchid species growing naturally in your area, and approximatly how many?

    Please feel free to post pictures of them:p
     
  2. Jun 21, 2013 #2

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    I've got Disa polyginodes, mystacidium capensis, aerangis mystacidii, mystacidium venosum, mystacidium flaneganii, angraceum pucillum, polystachya pubescens, polystachya ottoniana, polystachya sandersonii, habineria arenaria, Bonetia speciosa and different satiriums....

    I'll post pictures soon...
     
  3. Jun 22, 2013 #3

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    In interior Alaska, I have seen only 2 species so far. Calypso bulbosa (fairly common in our neighborhood) and Cypripedium guttatum (a pretty big population).

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    This photo has an old-fashioned look (softish) because it is taken with a vintage lens (Makro-Kilar A 40mm/f2.8), but I might have missed the focus a bit (I didn't have enough concentration because Alaska's unofficial state birds were surrounding me).

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  5. Jun 22, 2013 #5

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    Calypso bulbosa is definitedly one of the most beautiful orchids to me. Great.
    We havo got Orchis, Ophrys, Habenaria, Serapias, Neotinea and Gennaria over here.
     
  6. Jun 22, 2013 #6

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    Beautiful Calypso stand!
     
  7. Jun 22, 2013 #7

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    Those calypso are beautiful

    The most common orchids within walking distance of my house are Spiranthes (lady's tresses) and Goodyera (rattlesnake plantain). But Tupilaria (cranefly orchid and Malaxis lilliofolia aren't too hard to find if you walk a lot. I've seen a few Puttyroot winter leaves (never flowers) and a few Corralizae too.

    Some locals have said they know about patches of yellow lady slippers and Showy orchids nearby, but I haven't gone on any hikes with them to see them. My wife was shown a yellow fringed orchid on a neighbors property, but I didn't get to see that one either.

    East Tn and West NC has many more species, but that's about a 5 hour drive.
     
  8. Jun 23, 2013 #8

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    Hmmm, I posted but don't see it. :eek: Epipactis heleborine - lots, Goodyeara pubescense - not many.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2013 #9

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    I don't see it either.
     
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    E.helleborine used to grow in the playground a block from my house, but I haven't seen it in over a year.
     
  11. Jun 24, 2013 #11

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    Cyp. acaule (white and pink form) grows happily in our own woodland. In the garden Epipactis helleborine is a nice "weed". I've found a Spiranthes sp. many year ago.

    Cyp. pubescens is fairly common in the region and we often find Platanthera psycodes in open woodlands. I saw magnificient plants of Cyp. reginae too but it is not common at all. I also saw Gelearis spectabilis in a Maple Sugar Stand (a rare plant too) and Platanthera blephariglottis in a bog.
     
  12. Jun 30, 2013 #12

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    I live in the land of Cattleya mendelii.
    We have many others species here but mendelii is the most representative.
     
  13. Jul 5, 2013 #13

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    Awesome... How do they grow naturally ?:)
     
  14. Jul 6, 2013 #14

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    Penang, Malaysia..d home of fabulous paphs.
    Dendrobium crumenatum, Cymbidium finlaysonianum, Bulbophyllum vaginatum and medusae, Arundina graminifolia.. These are the most common epiphytic and terrestrial orchids in lowland Malaysia. You can find them growing on roadside trees..Arundina grows on very sunny slopes all along the main highway which connects the Northern and Southern regions..
     
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    I remember big stands of them on sunny slopes along the road up through the Cameron Highlands.
     
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    Makes me wonder if they are still there :sob: I have seen some nice dark clones on the road to Cameron Highlands.
     
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    There also seemed to be some which were distinctly larger flowered than others. We also found a small bulbophylum and a dendrobium growing on the tea trees at BOH. I never identified what they were, do you have any idea?
     
  18. Jul 9, 2013 #18

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    I don't know unless you can provide some pictures.
     
  19. Jul 9, 2013 #19

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    I will try and hunt down a few pics from the trip. (Not sure if I can find one without a beer in my hand)
     
  20. Jul 9, 2013 #20

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    As the crow flies, we have Cyp. acaule less than two miles away.
    It is a small patch.

    My mother in law said these grew everywhere when she was a kid. Lots of houses here now...
     

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