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VIEIRA

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my rock garden Orchid
« on: June 05, 2007, 12:06:54 AM »
hello!
more fotos my orchid.

 Everything of good 

   Jorge Vieira
    Batalha 
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 OPHRYS CILIATA [1].VERNIXIA.SPECULUM (41)
 OPHRYS CILIATA [1].VERNIXIA.SPECULUM (66)
 OPHRYS CILIATA [1].VERNIXIA.SPECULUM (67)
 OPHRYS CILIATA [1].VERNIXIA.SPECULUM (70)
 OPHRYS CILIATA [1].VERNIXIA.SPECULUM (80)
 OPHRYS VERNIXIA  (50



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Paul T

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Re: my rock garden Orchid
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2007, 01:29:16 AM »
Jorge,

More of your wonderful Ophrys.  Thank you so much.  The second last pic (the last of the O. ciliata) certainly does show how similar they are to a wasp doesn't it.  Not surprising that the wasps end up being fooled by the pheromones put out by the plant, as there is certainly nothing in appearance to obviously give them away as fake.  I didn't realise that Ophrys came in forms with such significant flower heads?  That last species looks like it has soem decent height and branching to it.  I always thought they were fairly short with only a few flowers to them.

Thanks again for the pictures.  ;D
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Paddy Tobin

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Re: my rock garden Orchid
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2007, 05:54:29 PM »
Jorge,

What a fabulous plant, beautiful.

Paddy
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Anthony Darby

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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2007, 09:54:24 PM »
I don't have any 'mirror' ophrys.....yet. Will have to seek em out?
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VIEIRA

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Re: my rock garden Orchid
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2007, 10:53:04 PM »
hello thanks friends!
 I have seeds… ;D

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Re: my rock garden Orchid
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2007, 10:59:29 PM »
hello!
more fotos my orchid.   ophrys lutea

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    Batalha 
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 OPHRYS LUTEA
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Re: my rock garden Orchid
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2007, 11:14:22 PM »
Beautiful!

Paddy
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Re: my rock garden Orchid
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2007, 11:42:50 PM »
Seeds need sterile medium, which I have. Never had the nerve to try it, but would like to give it a go Jorge.
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2007, 11:13:30 AM »
Nice plants Jorge
Hope they do well for You.
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2007, 02:51:52 PM »
Anthony,

Probably not necessary for you but I saw a man in the Botanic Gardens in Dublin use a very simple method of producing a sterile medium. He was using it for fern spores. He filled a small pot with ordinary seed compost and poured boiling water from a kettle through it, then covered it with clingfilm.

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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2007, 11:20:17 PM »
Sterile medium would have to be a specially formulated agar based jelly with sugars and amino acids present (often growers use Marmite or lumps of raw potato). Orchid seeds have no cotyledons, so gain all their nourishment from the soluble products of digestion of organic matter by fungi.
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