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Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« on: January 22, 2018, 05:04:18 PM »
I was given some tubers of Pterostylis curta, which seem to be doing rather well.

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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 05:21:50 PM »
They are doing well - and in January - how  lovely!
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2018, 04:44:07 PM »
In flower on the windowsill:

Ophrys cephalonica
Ophrys cretica
Ophrys phaedra (probably Ophrys omegaifera)

and an unknown species of Ophrys ex Cyprus. (Ophrys elegans, thanks for the determination to Stefan)
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 07:22:51 PM »
Ophrys "phaedra" is probably O. omegaifera and the species from Cyprus is Ophrys elegans.
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 07:32:10 PM »
Stefan ID is perfect :)
By the while Wim, is there a microclimate in your house ?
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2018, 08:29:29 PM »
Ophrys "phaedra" is probably O. omegaifera and the species from Cyprus is Ophrys elegans.

Thanks Stefan!!
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2018, 08:30:31 PM »
By the while Wim, is there a microclimate in your house ?

Flemish rivièra, Yann...come and live here, we have wonderful weather every day of every year ;)
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2018, 08:04:42 PM »
yes excellent weather  :-\
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2018, 07:04:49 AM »
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2018, 07:46:17 PM »
Ophrys kotschyi -First Ophrys in flower here, they have all suffered a bit from the recent hard frosts.
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2018, 06:37:22 PM »
What a lovely way to start the year, one can do a lot worse than looking at your brilliant photography and the plants aren't bad either. ;D
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2018, 07:53:51 PM »
Ophrys sphegodes, very early this season.
Steve do you heat a bit your greenhouse?
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2018, 10:07:03 PM »
Nice plant Yann!
I try to keep this greenhouse frost-free by heating and by closing down ventilation -but I’m not very good at it! I often forget to open up the vents and so if the sun shines next day the greenhouse can get quite warm. Having said that kotschyi is the only one to have flowered so far though speculum is not too far behind.
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2018, 10:54:58 PM »
ok, i keep mines at 4°c.
kotschyi is always very early in the wild.
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2018, 06:02:15 PM »
The Ophrys are now in full bloom, the common Ophrys omegaifera and Ophrys cretica ssp ariadnae
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