鱆魚蘭

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今日又見到有盆很特別的蘭花 , 叫鱆魚蘭 , 每朵花約有 3” 長。

鱆魚蘭 – Encyclia Cochleatum

This is commonly known as the Cockleshell Orchid, because of the shape of the lip. Here in Mexico it is known as a PULPO, in English, Octopus, because of the shape of the flower, the lip the body and the tepals, the tentacles, see the photographs.

This is one of the MOST POPULAR ORCHIDS IN THIS HEMISPHERE !  The plant is attractive, with a relatively large psuedobulb and at least two dark green leaves proportionate to them. The inflorescence rises above them and nicely displays the flowers, borne 3-4 at a time consecutively throughout the year. The lip does have a purple so dark in it, that it appears black.

It is a slow grower, and will seldom make more than one new growth per year. Despite its slow growth, it adapts to almost any condition, especially low light and still blooms.

花苞未開時

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花初開的形態
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花全開的模樣 , 真係好似隻鱆魚咁

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