Orchids ?

Shoal Creek Succulents group@shoalcreeksucculents.com
Mon, 06 Jun 2011 16:43:34 PDT
Hi there- to reply to where to get this species- try 'Grigsby Cactus'.  

I too love Oeceoclades & Eulophia.  I have E. petersii and the other really
common one- name escapes me right now- both have flower stalks 6' tall.


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On Behalf Of Steve Marak
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 11:40 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Orchids ?


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

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 most. 

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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