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« on: October 31, 2012, 09:26:57 »

After several years of waiting, O. albopictum has decided to bloom.

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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 09:46:10 »

Spectacular!  It certainly has the albo bit.
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2012, 10:08:55 »

Wow, that is amazing Lisa, I bet you are stoked and will be will be having a little "fiddle" no doubt ??...Always great to see unusual species like this doing their thing, thanks for the pic!
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2012, 10:28:32 »

    Shocked  Stunning plant!

Love the definition between the white centre and the red leaves   Tongue

Don't let the flowers go to waste.


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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2012, 11:32:21 »

Stunning plant Lisa.
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2012, 13:55:53 »

Lisa,

It looks like it was worth the wait.

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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2012, 16:11:20 »

Gorgeous plant Lisa. Definitely worth the wait.

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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2012, 16:32:14 »

Beautiful, Lisa!

Looking at that, maybe I must reconsider and try once more to grow some Ortho's.

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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2012, 22:44:09 »

By the look of that it was worth the wait. Well grown Lisa
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2012, 00:57:24 »

That's great, I wish mine would flower. Are you going to hybridize it or just let it self.
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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2012, 16:27:06 »

Phew! Thats a wow kind of plant!

Thanks Lisa..
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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2012, 22:41:15 »

Hi everyone

Well done Lisa, certainly something "different" and very eye catching. I love the white circle, just like a halo around the flowers. I suppose the next pic will show name tags sticking out of every flower?

Thanks for sharing

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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2012, 05:08:13 »

Thanks all!  I can't take much credit for this one, but it is pretty darn cool. 

As far as whether or not to do anything with it, I admit to being somewhat on the fence.  If it had bloomed during my peak hybridizing season, I might have been all over it, but once I shut down for the year, it takes something pretty special to get me into that mode again.  Not that this isn't special, it's just that I don't have an ideal mate for it.  Being in a major space crunch, I have been trying very hard (and not altogether successfully) to adhere to a new austerity program.  The guideline is that if it makes my heart beat faster just thinking about it, then go for it.  Otherwise, pass.  "No palpitation, no pollination!"    

I just noticed that one of my Sons of Seabrae Orthos is starting to color up, so I could put some of this pollen onto that.  I've gotten very discouraged with the SOSes, though.  A lot of them rotted out in the center or died without producing any pups, and the few third generation seedlings I have are growing painfully slow.  That makes it pretty hard to work up the requisite palpitations, but I've banked some pollen just in case. 

I'd just been talking with someone here about xNeophytums, so I did feel somewhat compelled to dabble a little onto a Neo, but just a little.  I'm not going to hold my breath on that, as it wasn't the most exciting pairing, and previous bigeneric experiments with Orthos other than navioides or vagans have not borne fruit.  Frankly I'm not nearly as interested in mad scientist experiments as I used to be.  On the other hand, it's hard to pass up such a rare opportunity.  We'll see......   Roll Eyes 
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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2012, 00:46:29 »

Lisa, love that slogan - "No palpitations, no pollinations"  Grin

What a great chant for a trade union march or demonstration  .................... not sure which trade union though

........ or maybe a Bromeliad Anti-proliferation Treaty  ................... no, that wouldn't work  Shocked
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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2012, 02:17:44 »


 or maybe a Bromeliad Anti-proliferation Treaty
 

I thought their slogan was "Hell no, we won't grow!"   Kiss
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