At the Kansas Orchid Society meeting at Botanica. The lighting in the hall was miserable, so I needed to use the camera’s built-in flash. As usual, click to embiggen and see with better color.
An unnamed Phalaenopsis hybrid. The label says
(Blessed ‘Walnut Valley’ HCC 76 pts
x Phal Talsuco Date ‘Max’ HCC 77 pts)
“Dtps” is the abbreviation for “Doritaenopsis,” i.e., a hybrid between Doritis pulcherrima and a Phalaenopsis. However, the genus Doritis has recently been lumped into Phaleanopsis, so the Dtps label is obsolete, and this plant is entirely a Phalaenopsis.
To see the three-dimensional images, cross your eyes so that pairs of images overlap, forming three images. Focus on the middle image, and the picture should snap into 3-D.
A “keiki” at the tip of a spent Phalaenopsis equestris bloom spike.
If you look carefully, you can spot a Hoya and some Tillandsia and Saintpaulia, but the vast majority of the plants here various kinds of orchids.
It’s best viewed in “fullscreen.” If that doesn’t work, here’s Flickr.
The weatherman predicted storms in the later afternoon, and rather than risk my good camera in bad weather, I made do with my toy camera and its on-camera flash. These are crummy pictures, grainy and harshly-lit, but the subjects make them worth posting.
I don’t know the names of most of these. If you do, please feel free to mention them in the comments.
Taking a break from looking at dancers to see how well my new, very cheap light tent works.
At the orchid show last weekend, I got careless and took my checkbook along. Big mistake. I now have half a shelf of allegedly “easy” orchids under lights in my kitchen. As usual, click to embiggen.
To view a stereo picture, cross your eyes as you look at the image pair until you see three images. Focus on the center image, and the image should snap into three dimensions. It’s not difficult, but it does take a little practice.
Not pictured: the Masdevallia I took home. The dealer claims that he’s been able to accustom many pleurothallids to the Kansas climate. If I can keep this one thriving, I might try growing a Dracula species next year.
Update: Better pictures of Phalaenopsis equestris, and one of Masdevallia Redwing.
Some of the orchids on the sale tables at the Kansas Orchid Society show, November 4-5, 2017, at Botanica in Wichita, Kansas.
A couple of panoramas of the show. These are large pictures; right-click and open in a new window to see at full size.
Some low-resolution interactive panoramas of the orchid show. Click on the titles to see them in motion at their Flickr pages.
Bulbophyllum, pleurothallids and miscellaneous genera at the Kansas Orchid Society’s show and sale, November 4-5, 2017 at Botanica in Wichita, Kansas. Click to embiggen and to see with better color. Right-click and open in a new window to see the pictures at maximum size.
Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium, Oncidium and allies at the Kansas Orchid Society show at Botanica in Wichita on November 4 and 5, 2017. As usual, click to embiggen and see with better color.
Mostly Vandas, slipper orchids and their allies at the Kansas Orchid Society show at Botanica in Wichita on November 4 and 5, 2017. As before, click to embiggen and see with better color.
Mostly Epidendrums and Cattleyas and their allies at the Kansas Orchid Society show at Botanica in Wichita on November 4 and 5, 2017. Click to embiggen and see with better color.
There’s lots more to come.