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    Theme: Orchids - ink drawing; sketch - July 30 - Drawing number for the year #211 - 2014 - see below ‘#tf orchids july’ for the archive of this month.
“Scaphosepalum swertiifolium”: Orchids come in all colours and shapes but this one is not only colourful it also takes on a wonderful but odd shape.” - Steve
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Notes: Scaphosepalum swertiifolium- It’s an epiphytic orchid in the genus Scaphosepalum. - Plant blooms with 7 cm wide flowers which opens in succession to one another. - A Colombian, Ecuadorian and Peruvian orchid occuring in extremely wet montane cloud forests as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphytic species found at an altitude of 600-2200 meters with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, long-petiolate, ellipical, acute, subplicate leaf that gradually narrows below to the slender, channeled petiole and blooms on a ascending to horizontal, smooth, loose to congested, lateral, 2 to 6” [5 to 15 cm] long, racemose, few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with thin tubular floral bracts and the flowers opening in succession in the summer, fall, winter and spring and are held below the leaves. - 1880 by Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach (Rchb.f) 1823-1889, botanist and ornithologist.
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    Theme: Orchids - ink drawing; sketch - July 30 - Drawing number for the year #211 - 2014 - see below ‘#tf orchids july’ for the archive of this month.

    Scaphosepalum swertiifolium”: Orchids come in all colours and shapes but this one is not only colourful it also takes on a wonderful but odd shape.- Steve

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    Notes: Scaphosepalum swertiifolium
    - It’s an epiphytic orchid in the genus Scaphosepalum.
    - Plant blooms with 7 cm wide flowers which opens in succession to one another.
    - A Colombian, Ecuadorian and Peruvian orchid occuring in extremely wet montane cloud forests as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphytic species found at an altitude of 600-2200 meters with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, long-petiolate, ellipical, acute, subplicate leaf that gradually narrows below to the slender, channeled petiole and blooms on a ascending to horizontal, smooth, loose to congested, lateral, 2 to 6” [5 to 15 cm] long, racemose, few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with thin tubular floral bracts and the flowers opening in succession in the summer, fall, winter and spring and are held below the leaves.
    - 1880 by Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach (Rchb.f) 1823-1889, botanist and ornithologist.

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    — 14 hours ago
    #Scaphosepalum swertiifolium  #Scaphosepalum  #tf orchids july  #orchids  #tf art  #Steve MacDowall  #drawing  #tf flowers  #Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach  #Rchb.f 
    


Theme: Orchids - ink drawing; sketch - July 29 - Drawing number for the year #210 - 2014 - see below ‘#tf orchids july’ for the archive of this month
“Restrepia striata: At first site I fell in love with the Restrepia orchids. Strong colours and the shape is wonderful.” - Steve
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Notes: Restrepia - abbreviated Rstp in horticultural trade, is a small genus of 49 orchids in the orchid family (Orchidaceae), closely related to Pleurothallis. They are found primarily at higher altitudes in the cool, damp montane forests of the Andes and Venezuela, with some into Central America up to southern Mexico. Named in honor of Don Jose Restrepo, an investigator of Colombian flora, political figure and historian.

    Theme: Orchids - ink drawing; sketch - July 29 - Drawing number for the year #210 - 2014 - see below ‘#tf orchids july’ for the archive of this month

    Restrepia striata: At first site I fell in love with the Restrepia orchids. Strong colours and the shape is wonderful.- Steve

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    Notes: Restrepia
    - abbreviated Rstp in horticultural trade, is a small genus of 49 orchids in the orchid family (Orchidaceae), closely related to Pleurothallis.
    They are found primarily at higher altitudes in the cool, damp montane forests of the Andes and Venezuela, with some into Central America up to southern Mexico.
    Named in honor of Don Jose Restrepo, an investigator of Colombian flora, political figure and historian.

    — 1 day ago
    #Restrepia  #Restrepia striata  #tf orchids july  #orchid  #Steve MacDowall  #tf art  #drawing  #orchids  #tf flowers 
    Theme: Orchids - ink drawing; sketch - July 28 - Drawing number for the year #209 - 2014 - see below ‘#tf orchids july’ for the archive of this month

“Brassia Rex: The shape and colour go together well with this orchid.” - Steve

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  Notes: Brassia rex - The genus brassia contains 35 species which are commonly known as spider orchids. They are native to the tropical America and grow epiphytic. There are a lot of cultivars and intergeneric hybrids, like brassocattleya (brassia x cattleya) available.

    Theme: Orchids - ink drawing; sketch - July 28 - Drawing number for the year #209 - 2014 - see below ‘#tf orchids july’ for the archive of this month

    Brassia Rex: The shape and colour go together well with this orchid.- Steve

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      Notes: Brassia rex - The genus brassia contains 35 species which are commonly known as spider orchids. They are native to the tropical America and grow epiphytic. There are a lot of cultivars and intergeneric hybrids, like brassocattleya (brassia x cattleya) available.

    — 2 days ago with 3 notes
    #Brassia rex  #tf orchids july  #Steve MacDowall  #tf art  #drawing  #orchid  #Brassia 
    Theme: Orchids - ink drawing; sketch - July 27 - Drawing number for the year #208 - 2014 - see below ‘#tf orchids july’ for the archive of this month

“Phragmipedium Grande: wonderful large plants with great flowers. Fun to draw.” - Steve

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  Notes: Plants grow in cool to intermediate areas with bright indirect sunlight. Plants should be watered with clean water and keep potting media wet. Plants can tolerate lots of water as long as media remains fresh. Plants are sensitive to salts. Keep fertilizers to a minimum as plants are light feeders. Plant in a mix with good air circulation. Plants can be grown in a mix of sphagnum moss, charcoal and perlite or medium fir bark with perlite. Phragmipediums are new world ladyslippers that grow from Mexico through the central and northern parts of South America. They can be found growing on rock outcroppings (Mexipedium xerophyticum), in forks of trees (caudatum), or volcanic clay (boisserianum or wallisii). Some plants such as longifolium, ecuadorense, pearcei, or klotscheyanum grow submerged underwater through periods of heavy rainfall.The flowering season is heaviest in the spring, but many species can be in bloom for 6-11 months at a time. The flower colors vary from green to mahogany-pink and the brightly fluorescent orange of phragmipedium besseae which was only recently discovered in 1981.

    Theme: Orchids - ink drawing; sketch - July 27 - Drawing number for the year #208 - 2014 - see below ‘#tf orchids july’ for the archive of this month

    Phragmipedium Grande: wonderful large plants with great flowers. Fun to draw.- Steve

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      Notes: Plants grow in cool to intermediate areas with bright indirect sunlight. Plants should be watered with clean water and keep potting media wet. Plants can tolerate lots of water as long as media remains fresh. Plants are sensitive to salts. Keep fertilizers to a minimum as plants are light feeders. Plant in a mix with good air circulation. Plants can be grown in a mix of sphagnum moss, charcoal and perlite or medium fir bark with perlite.
    Phragmipediums
    are new world ladyslippers that grow from Mexico through the central and northern parts of South America. They can be found growing on rock outcroppings (Mexipedium xerophyticum), in forks of trees (caudatum), or volcanic clay (boisserianum or wallisii). Some plants such as longifolium, ecuadorense, pearcei, or klotscheyanum grow submerged underwater through periods of heavy rainfall.
    The flowering season is heaviest in the spring, but many species can be in bloom for 6-11 months at a time. The flower colors vary from green to mahogany-pink and the brightly fluorescent orange of phragmipedium besseae which was only recently discovered in 1981.

    — 3 days ago with 3 notes
    #tf orchids july  #Steve MacDowall  #tf art  #drawing  #orchid  #Phragmipedium Grande  #Phragmipedium  #tf flowers 
    Theme: Orchids - ink drawing; sketch - July 26 - Drawing number for the year #207 - 2014 - see below ‘#tf orchids july’ for the archive of this month

"Phalaenopsis Barbara Moler X Spitzberg: Most of the month I have concentrated on the flowers but I thought I would try drawing the plant this time.” - Steve

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 Notes: Phalaenopsis - Blume (1825), known as the Moth Orchid, abbreviated Phal in the horticultural trade, is an orchid genus of approximately 60 species. Phalaenopsis is one of the most popular orchids in the trade, through the development of many artificial hybrids. It is native to southern China, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia (Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.), New Guinea, the Bismark Archipelago, and Queensland.

    Theme: Orchids - ink drawing; sketch - July 26 - Drawing number for the year #207 - 2014 - see below ‘#tf orchids july’ for the archive of this month

    "Phalaenopsis Barbara Moler X Spitzberg: Most of the month I have concentrated on the flowers but I thought I would try drawing the plant this time.- Steve

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     Notes: Phalaenopsis - Blume (1825), known as the Moth Orchid, abbreviated Phal in the horticultural trade, is an orchid genus of approximately 60 species. Phalaenopsis is one of the most popular orchids in the trade, through the development of many artificial hybrids. It is native to southern China, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia (Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.), New Guinea, the Bismark Archipelago, and Queensland.

    — 4 days ago with 3 notes
    #tf orchids july  #Steve MacDowall  #tf art  #tf flowers  #orchid  #Phalaenopsis Barbara Moler X Spitzberg  #Phalaenopsis  #drawing 
    Theme: Orchids - ink drawing; sketch - July 25 - Drawing number for the year #206 - 2014 - see below ‘#tf orchids july’ for the archive of this month

"Gongora maculata: This orchid is so interesting with a different shape and light and dark colours.” - Steve

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Note: Gongora maculata can be grown in a pot or hanging basket in a fine bark compost. It will need to be watered and fed during the summer .

    Theme: Orchids - ink drawing; sketch - July 25 - Drawing number for the year #206 - 2014 - see below ‘#tf orchids july’ for the archive of this month

    "Gongora maculata: This orchid is so interesting with a different shape and light and dark colours.- Steve

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    NoteGongora maculata can be grown in a pot or hanging basket in a fine bark compost. It will need to be watered and fed during the summer .

    — 5 days ago with 3 notes
    #tf orchids july  #Steve MacDowall  #tf art  #drawing  #orchids  #tf flowers  #Gongora maculata  #gongora 
    Theme: Orchids - ink drawing; sketch - July 24 - Drawing number for the year #205 - 2014 - see below ‘#tf orchids july’ for the archive of this month

"Masdevallia helenae: This little orchid was fun to draw.” - Steve

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Note: Masdevallia helenaeOften called ‘Helen’s Masdevallia’ after Helen Kuhn of Easton, Ct., American First Collector of Species late 1900’s.Found in central Bolivia in cold cloud forests at elevations around 1100 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse leaf that gradually narrows below into a subpetiolate base and blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect to suberect, slender, 1 3/5 to 1 3/4” [4 to 4.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and having a bract below the middle and a tubular floral bract. Similar to M attenuata but M helenae is single flowered and M attenuata [from Central America] is successively flowered. 

    Theme: Orchids - ink drawing; sketch - July 24 - Drawing number for the year #205 - 2014 - see below ‘#tf orchids july’ for the archive of this month

    "Masdevallia helenae: This little orchid was fun to draw.- Steve

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    Note: Masdevallia helenae
    Often called ‘Helen’s Masdevallia’ after Helen Kuhn of Easton, Ct., American First Collector of Species late 1900’s.
    Found in central Bolivia in cold cloud forests at elevations around 1100 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse leaf that gradually narrows below into a subpetiolate base and blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect to suberect, slender, 1 3/5 to 1 3/4” [4 to 4.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and having a bract below the middle and a tubular floral bract. Similar to M attenuata but M helenae is single flowered and M attenuata [from Central America] is successively flowered. 

    — 6 days ago with 4 notes
    #tf orchids july  #tf art  #Steve MacDowall  #Masdevallia helenae  #Masdevallia  #orchids  #helen kuhn 
    

Theme: Orchids - ink drawing; sketch - July 23 - Drawing number for the year #204 - 2014 - see below ‘#tf orchids july’ for the archive of this month
"Catasetum tigrinum: A soft white delicate orchid.” - Steve
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Note: Catasetum tigrinum - Wyche HCC-AOS(HCC/AOS means that the clone received a ‘Highly Commended Certificate’ from the ‘American Orchid Society’.)Catasetums - There are about 100 species in this more popularly grown genus.  Vigorous growers that are less sensitive to cultural mistakes, Catasetums are the most easily grown members of the Catasetinae.  Floral dimorphism, the production of male,  female or hermaphrodite flowers, sometimes very different from each other, is a trait that adds interest and initially caused confusion.  The showier male on the left (staminate) flowers that can eject their pollinia and the yellowish-green female on the right (pistillate) flowers usually grow on separate inflorescences that arise from the base.  Occasionally, hermaphroditic flowers are produced, and at times male, female and sometimes hermaphroditic flowers can all bloom on the one same inflorescence depending on specific environmental factors. For instance, growing under greater sunlight tends to produce more female flowers. 

    Theme: Orchids - ink drawing; sketch - July 23 - Drawing number for the year #204 - 2014 - see below ‘#tf orchids july’ for the archive of this month

    "Catasetum tigrinum: A soft white delicate orchid.- Steve

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    Note: Catasetum tigrinum - Wyche HCC-AOS
    (HCC/AOS means that the clone received a ‘Highly Commended Certificate’ from the ‘American Orchid Society’.)
    Catasetums - There are about 100 species in this more popularly grown genus.  Vigorous growers that are less sensitive to cultural mistakes, Catasetums are the most easily grown members of the Catasetinae.  Floral dimorphism, the production of male,  female or hermaphrodite flowers, sometimes very different from each other, is a trait that adds interest and initially caused confusion.  The showier male on the left (staminate) flowers that can eject their pollinia and the yellowish-green female on the right (pistillate) flowers usually grow on separate inflorescences that arise from the base.  Occasionally, hermaphroditic flowers are produced, and at times male, female and sometimes hermaphroditic flowers can all bloom on the one same inflorescence depending on specific environmental factors. For instance, growing under greater sunlight tends to produce more female flowers. 

    — 1 week ago with 4 notes
    #tf orchids july  #Steve MacDowall  #tf art  #orchids  #drawing  #Catasetum tigrinum  #Catasetum 
    


Theme: Orchids - ink drawing; sketch - July 22 - Drawing number for the year #203 - 2014 - see below ‘#tf orchids july’ for the archive of this month
"Cycnodes Golden Showers: This yellow orchid was a joy to draw.” - Steve
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Note: Cycnodes Golden ShowersHybrid between chlorochilon and herrenhusanum. These plants are in the Catasetanae tribe and typically flower in the fall. The medium to large-sized flowers are colored in yellow and green and have the distinct scent of banana popsicles! This plant does go dormant and loses its leaves in the winter, so requires very little water and no fertilizer until it is actively growing again.

    Theme: Orchids - ink drawing; sketch - July 22 - Drawing number for the year #203 - 2014 - see below ‘#tf orchids july’ for the archive of this month

    "Cycnodes Golden Showers: This yellow orchid was a joy to draw.- Steve

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    Note: Cycnodes Golden Showers
    Hybrid between chlorochilon and herrenhusanum. These plants are in the Catasetanae tribe and typically flower in the fall. The medium to large-sized flowers are colored in yellow and green and have the distinct scent of banana popsicles! This plant does go dormant and loses its leaves in the winter, so requires very little water and no fertilizer until it is actively growing again.

    — 1 week ago with 5 notes
    #tf orchids july  #Steve MacDowall  #tf art  #drawing  #orchids  #tf flowers  #Cycnodes  #Cycnodes Golden Shower 
    Theme: Orchids - ink drawing; sketch - July 21 - Drawing number for the year #202 - 2014 - see below ‘#tf orchids july’ for the archive of this month

"Polystachya vulcanica: I went with a simple line drawing with little detail.” - Steve

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Q - Do you this simple line drawing?

    Theme: Orchids - ink drawing; sketch - July 21 - Drawing number for the year #202 - 2014 - see below ‘#tf orchids july’ for the archive of this month

    "Polystachya vulcanica: I went with a simple line drawing with little detail.- Steve

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    Q - Do you this simple line drawing?

    — 1 week ago with 5 notes
    #tf orchids july  #Steve MacDowall  #tf art  #orchids  #Polystachya vulcanica  #drawing  #tf flowers