Tuesday, June 13, 2017

TOS June show 2017 - WOW!

The missus dragged me from my PhD duties without any resistance to go to the TOS June show this past weekend. What an awesome event! It was spectacular and it had me wanting to take home many many plants. What caught my eye though was a beautiful Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis plant for sale on one of the tables. I admired it, then saw the price and decided a photograph would be good enough! One thing I am still surprised at here in Australia is the comparative price of orchid plants. They are far cheaper generally in South Africa... then again so are my research cleaner shrimp! Some photos:

Table of various antelope Dendrobium hybrids

Bulbophyllum grandiflorum

Bulbophyllum lasiochilum "light"

Awesome Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis

Catasetum Susan Fuchs

Coelogyne assomica

Dendrobium Bella Maree

Dendrobium lichenastrum

Diplocaulobium chrysotropsis

My son Ethan at the Cat table

Ethan next to 2 m+ tall antelope

Fredclarkeara After Dark close-up

Fredclarkeara After Dark whole inflorescence display

Liparsis viridiflora close-up

Liparis viridiflora whole plant

Unlabeled, part of mixed display... Brassavola?

First mixed display upon entry - awesome!

Phalaenopsis Lyndon Golden Eagle - unfortunately poor flower quality

Labeled as Rha. Sugar baby - but no such abbreviated nothogenus registered with RHS

Side display 1 - so much eye candy!

Side display 2

Panoramic view of the entire stadium (enlarge to view)

A table of mayumis! Nice to see an old favourite

Vanda lamellata - a long time favourite