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Look into the pluerothallid, bulbophyllum, epidendrum, encyclia genus's.
 

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I dont have any experience with orchids just yet, but I made an orchid order last week and they should be here soon. I was told these species are all small/medium, will grow in vivarium environments without dormancy periods, and some of the bloms do better without constant circulation.

Here is the list of the 4 types I'm getting.

Bulbophyllum Sumatranum A-Doribil
Haraella Retrocalla
Onc. Red Mini "Little Cherry"
Phal Lui's Rainbow

The Haraella is by far my favorite of the bunch. Nice small leaves and beautiful flowers. The Phal has similar leaves, only slightly bigger and rounder. They both stay tiny under 3"
 

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I thought masdies were a sub genus under pluerothallis? I haven't had much luck growing masdies in vivs but some people can't keep them from taking over so....

Also check out genus Masdevallia, and if you like really tiny plants, check out genus Platystele.
 

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Haraella Retrocalla is a great plant and always in bloom. Some others that frequently bloomare:

Masdavellia sernae and Mas wendlandiana. The Masdis are a little difficult to care for and probably should be mounted. The same is true of the haraella, but it's a much more forgiving plant
 

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Restrepia antennifera does great. Dracula lotax is a great one. Dendrobium oligophyllum is a great one for a drier area. Bulbophyllum lasiochilum and Masdevallia herradurae are others that do well for me.
 

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I thought masdies were a sub genus under pluerothallis? I haven't had much luck growing masdies in vivs but some people can't keep them from taking over so....
Masdevallias are a "Pleurothallid" orchid, along with Barbosella, Dracula, Dryadella, Myoxanthus, Ophidion, Platystele, Pleurothallis, Restrepia, Scaphosepalum, Stelis, and Zootropion.

As a cultivation note, I found that my Masdevallia's like their leaves to dry a bit (near the fans).
 

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Try this orchid grower:

J&L Orchids ~ Home Page

They have really fine miniatures that are PDF Vivarium compatible. Let them know what you want and they are really responsive and helpful.
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Mike in Helotes
 

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I'm pimpin this orchid everywhere in the hopes someone will buy it and hook me up with a cheap division ;) J&L Orchids ~ Home Page offered me a division for $150 even though it isn't currently listed for sale on their site. If anyone wants it and is willing to pay that much go for it...and please remember me with an affordable division...say $50 bucks or less (In the long run the plant would only cost you 100 ;) Andy doesn't have it, though I tried to convince him to get it also.



Usually listed as Dendrobium delicatulum or Dendrobium parvulum

common Name or Meaning The Small Flowered Dendrobium

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Sulawesi, Celebes and Papua New Guinea at elevations of 900 to 1200 meters as a super miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with mat-forming, ovoid pseudobulb carrying 2 succulent, lanceolate leaves that blooms in the spring on a short 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising on both leafless and leafy stems.

Synonyms Dendrobium delicatulum F.Muell. & Kraenzl. 1894; Dendrobium delicatulum subsp. huliorum T.M.Reeve & P.Woods 1981; Dendrobium delicatulum subsp. parvulum (Rolfe) T.M.Reeve & P.Woods 1981; Dendrobium minutum Schltr. 912; Dendrobium parvulum subsp. huliorum (T.M.Reeve & P.Woods) Ormerod 2003; Dendrobium parvulum subsp. minutum (Schltr.) Ormerod 2003; Katherinea parvula (Rolfe) A.D.Hawkes 1956; Pedilonum minutum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Sarcopodium parvulum (Rolfe) Kraenzl. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 as D delicatulum; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 as D delicatulum drawing ok: Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002 as D delicatulum subsp parvulum; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 3 2005;
 
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