Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Pretty picture: Brassostele Tarantula

We used to get spiky orchids pretty routinely at the ex-job, in assorted-orchids shipments, but I don't very often see them for sale anymore, at the ex-job or anywhere else. Though they never seemed to sell as well as rounder (Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium) or daintier (Oncidium) orchids, which I suppose explains why I never see them anymore.

This was also, I think, the first time an orchid name has ever actually made me laugh out loud. The names usually aren't quite so on-the-nose.

Brassostele Tarantula = Brassia aurantiaca x Brassostele Summit (Ref.)

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