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David Vaughan
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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 Bulbophyll...

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Odd little <i>Cymbidium</i> hybrid, and keeping feet wet?
When I first purchased an unlabelled, previously unflowered  Cymbidium from a local here in Townsville, I had no idea what it would be... and I still don't a year later. It is a stubby little plant with very robust leaves, similar to C. aloifolium . It flow...

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Odd little <i>Cymbidium</i> sp., and keeping feet wet?
When I first purchased an unlabelled, previously unflowered  Cymbidium from a local here in Townsville, I had no idea what it would be... and I still don't a year later. It is a stubby little plant with very robust leaves, similar to C. aloifolium . It flow...

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<i>Dendrobium discolor</i> in Queensland, Australia
Dendrobium discolor  I have been in Queensland for just over a year now. In April this year I was very fortunate to be given the opportunity to visit Lizard Island on a research trip, some 30 km off Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef. On one of the days I too...

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<i>Dendrobium discolor</i> in Queensland, Australia
Dendrobium discolor  I have been in Queensland for just over a year now. In April this year I was very fortunate to be given the opportunity to visit Lizard Island on a research trip, some 30 km off Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef. On one of the days I too...

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<i>Dendrobium discolor</i> in Queensland, Australia
Dendrobium discolor  I have been in Queensland for just over a year now. In April this year I was very fortunate to be given the opportunity to visit Lizard Island on a research trip, some 30 km off Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef. On one of the days I too...

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<i>Dendrobium discolor</i> in Queensland, Australia
Dendrobium discolor  I have been in Queensland for just over a year now. In April this year I was very fortunate to be given the opportunity to visit Lizard Island on a research trip, some 30 km off Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef. On one of the days I too...

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Townsville Orchid Society Spring Show 2016
This morning after dropping the kids off at school, my wife, young son and I went to visit the Townsville Orchid Society Spring show at their clubhouse off Charles Street. I have been silent for a while on the blog due to my full-time PhD studies, but I gra...

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I'm back...but I am in Australia now!
I can't believe that it has been almost a year to the day that I last posted an update on the blog. My entire world turned upside down last year after the birth of my son and my family and I also made the decision to relocate to Australia. We are now living...

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My favourite orchid blooming and some other stuff
Rhynchostylis gigantea Rhynchostylis gigantea is my absolute favourite orchid. I bought my first one from Van Rooyen Orchids several years ago. It was not quite flowering size when it arrived but it was in good condition and it adapted very well to my green...
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