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Ground Orchid

Ground Orchid
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Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-29
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D200, AF Nikkor 28-105 Macro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-05 9:44
Viewed: 2940
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ascocentrum is a small genus belonging to the orchid family (Orchidaceae). The type species is Ascocentrum miniatum (Lindl.) Schltr. ex J. J. Sm. (originally as Saccolabium miniatum Lindl.).

They occur mainly in warmer to intermediate, humid climates of the foothills of the Himalayas, in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Java and Borneo.

These monopodial epiphytic orchids grow on deciduous trees. They have a short, simple to bifurcate stem (max. 15-18 cm) with an upright, compact, conical to racemose inflorescence, consisting of smaller brightly colored flowers. These flowers have a prominent spur and a strap-like lip. Their bright colors vary between yellow, orange, red, orchid or cerise.

The chromosome number is 2n = 38.

They are popular among orchid lovers because they resemble the compact Vanda-like species. Nevertheless their cultivation is rather difficult.

I took this picture in Omkar hiils,Bangalore...

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Hi Arjun,
A wonderful orchid species which I believe is presented for the first time on TN. The lovely white flower look very pretty and almost has a kind of porcelain look to it. The fresh green colors and the chose DOF are wonderful.

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  • juanit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 5 N: 270] (1522)
  • [2007-08-05 12:08]

Hi Arjun
Wonderful capture of this delicate orchid.
Well composed and nice DOF.

Wonderful capture of the delicate orchid.

Hello Arjun,
Beautiful details in this delicate flower!
The white parts are nicely exposed, well done on macro work and the greenish background enhances the subject!
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Hi Arjun,
Beautiful orchid. Love the composition and details in it. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Arjun,
It's so beautiful orchid and background color!
Thanks for sharing.

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