Oakland Orchid Show, part 2

Looking back over photos from the Oakland Orchid Show, I realized that one post didn’t do it justice. With so many beautiful blooms, Dave and I had more pictures to share. Just to start, here are rich colors from a Vanda, a Cattleya, and an Ascocenda.

Vanda flowerCattleya flowersAscocenda flowers

Remarkable colors are only part of the show. Large Cirrhopetalum buds arranged in a circle haven’t opened yet, but their unusual shapes and patterns create an impressive display. Tiny blue and orange flowers light up a mini Dendrobium species. Sunny yellow splashes brighten a mini Doritis, a Phal relative.

Cirrhopetalum flower budsDendrobium flowers and leavesDoritis species flower

Finally, some orchids don’t even look real, as if they were Dr. Seuss creations. However, it’s Mother Nature who deserves credit for these pastel colors and unusual textures. The next 2 photos show members of the Epidendrum family, and the last one shows a furry Masdevallia.

Oerstedella flowersEpidendrum flowersMasdevallia species flowers and leaves

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6 Comments on “Oakland Orchid Show, part 2”

  1. Ben365 Says:

    This is a superb topic. Thanks for the great photos!!!

  2. Neyo3 Says:

    Hey, check it out, I found lots of pretty pictures here.

    Greetings to all

  3. lovelyth347 Says:

    Thank you for this valuable post. Great pics! I love the weird epidendrum best.

  4. Rita W Says:

    I love these pictures! What lovely pure orchid beauty!

  5. nancy Says:

    Wonderful! Thanks for the great photos.

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