Orchids ?

Steve Marak samarak@gizmoworks.com
Mon, 06 Jun 2011 09:40:08 PDT

I see Eulophia petersii more often at cactus and succulent shows than at 
orchid shows, and find it available more often from C&S vendors than from 
orchid vendors. But some other Eulophias are showing up in orchiding 
circles lately. 

I started with the Oeceoclades that Dave S. suggested (which I dearly 
love), went from there to the Eulophias, which are closely related, and 
wound up with a bunch of them. E. petersii likes a LOT of sun, compared to 

As to orchid lists, my impression is that a lot of the activity is on 
web-based forums these days. I belong to two (even though I'm not fond of 
web-based forums), but rarely check in with them. But there is a mailing 
list to which I've belonged for years - not high traffic, lots of 
knowledgeable people, if you don't mind the occasional acerbic response:

"the OrchidGuide Digest (OGD)

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On Mon, 6 Jun 2011, dave s wrote:

> Everything moves in cycles - the succulent *Eulophia* are becoming 
> popular, so just keep checking in with all the big succulent nurseries 
> out there.  If you like them, be sure to check out the terrestrial 
> *Oeceoclades*, as well. *O. decaryana* and *O.* "sp. Analalava" are two 
> especially interesting ones.

On Mon, 6 Jun 2011, Denise Marie Ortiz wrote:

> I have Eulophia petersii. You should check with Arid Lands, They had it 
> the last time I was there visiting.
> > Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 09:51:48 -0400
> > From: santoury@aol.com
> > Subject: [pbs] Orchids ?
> > 
> > Hi all, There are many "bulbous" (I use that term loosely, obviously) 
> > Orchids, and I'm trying to find a good ACTIVE forum and was wondering 
> > if any of you know of some good ones? Most of the sites I find on 
> > Google (Thousands) are either basically non-active, or too "busy" 
> > (Some of these websites have 200-300 tabs/links all on the first page 
> > - oh boy!) (Is there an Orchid e-mail list like ours?) In addition, 
> > I've been looking for an Eulophia petersii, which is a very neat, 
> > succulent, "bulbous" orchid without much luck - any leads (plant, not 
> > seed) would be appreciated.

-- Steve Marak
-- samarak@gizmoworks.com

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