FLOWER SPIKES: Numerous, But They Abort

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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On bulbous epidendrums they appear in promising numbers but then dry up, if they do not get sufficient light or have been deprived of sufficient rest of several weeks duration after maturing their growths. A80-850
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