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A Time for Orchids of Karnataka

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Arunadhri, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Arunadhri

    Arunadhri Bronze IL'ite

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    A Time for Orchids of Karnataka

    The Western Ghats of Karnataka have a rich variety of Orchids. Three years or so back my wife and a few of her friends went for a sort of trek and retreat to the Kotachadri area for a welcome break they said (So say all of us, said the husbands).
    My wife and I are keen on orchids. She brought back a bunch of orchids.

    Orchids may be terrestrial – grow in the ground- or epiphytic – grow on trees. Here are a few of the epiphytes.

    The first is Aerides masculose Lindley in bud. The second is the same plant in bloom. The flowers have a mild but fine perfume.

    The third is Aerides Ringens (Lindley) Fischer in flower, which in this are white and pale lilac.

    The fourth is Dendrobium Nutantiflorum Hawkes and Heller flowering in a waste paper basket with coconut husk as soil.

    Arunadhri
     

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  2. Pranuu

    Pranuu Senior IL'ite

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    hai
    beautful flowers.when i was in kerala i had lot of them .happy gardening
    pranuu
     
  3. SriVidya75

    SriVidya75 Platinum IL'ite

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    wowww......superb orchids....lovely colors tooo
     
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    skchivukula Bronze IL'ite

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    love orchids. nice info.
     
  5. goldc

    goldc Senior IL'ite

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    Hi .....Excellant orchids are ,your collection is very well maintained nice ones. :thumbsup
     
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    Excellent!!
    I dint even know that orchids existed is all these colours!:hide:
    Thanks for the info sir!
     
  7. Yashikushi

    Yashikushi Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Want to list out colours then search for ORCHIDS.
    They are the queen of hues and the hanging stalk proves that THEY were.
    Richest fellows in Nature.
    Thanks.
     
  8. Padhmu

    Padhmu IL Hall of Fame

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    very beautiful and colourful. thanks for sharing
     
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    Sindhurao Gold IL'ite

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    Beautiful orchids! A feast for the eyes!

    Would they need a lot of sun, Arunadhri sir? I have a west facing balcony - wondering if I can grow orchids there.

    Sindhu
     

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