Michael Zink's Orchids
Michael Zink recently donated a flask of Mystacidium brayboniae to the Species Orchid Society of WA. He also sent these photos of some of his orchids.
This is the photo of the
pod parent of Mystacidium brayboniae (Also below). When deflasking watering
is best done in the cool of the evening in my case this is usually done
after midnight when the temp is below 18 deg I also apply fertilizer at
1/2 strength at first watering with root hormone (liquid form) added to
the fertilizer. May see if I can supply you with some in a small container
with the flask.
Entire plant out of flower
Dendrobium finniganense D.L.Jones.
1992, this species, as the name suggests is endemic to the area surrounding
and including Mt Finnigan in far north Queensland, where it grows at approx
800-1000 metres above sea-level. It is a semi terrestrial herb, that inhabits
the grasslands on this mountain, which are shrouded in mist during early-mid
morning and later in the afternoon for the greater part of the wet season,
as well as other times of the year.
This was an Ascocentrum ampullaceum that came in the India import a few years ago (Everest Orchid Nursery) it was listed in the catalogue as Ascocentrum ampullaceum New Orange Form. Easy to grow and flower it was a nice addition to the collection.
Photo of Den unicum from India import type form on left and Den unicum 'Sunburst' on right, with non recurving segments and larger flower. Possible 4n?
Also have Sarcochilus hirticalcar in flask (pod parent shown) will send when ready to come out.
This is the pod parent of the seedlings that were sent over in 2006? every bit as eyecatching (or even better) as any Madagascan. Flowers extend outside the perimeter of a fifty cent piece.
This is where my plants are grown. Notice Angraecum germinyanum slightly to the right in hanging basket and cork mount submerged in pot.
Part of main house
Plants taking over living quarters!
Oh my God,,,!!!!!!!!! still taking over