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Sudamerlycaste-barrowiorum-2020-03-30

Posted on Mar 30, 2020

This is for the CBR: Seven flowers and four buds on eleven basal, erect, 4-bracted inflorescences to 10.5 cm emerging from a single, conical, 3-leaved 8.0 x 4.5 cm sheathed pseudobulb, leaves to 76 x...

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Ophrys-reinholdii-2020-03-22

Posted on Mar 22, 2020

Four flowers and one bud on a 25.3-cm inflorescence; sepals rose pink, darker centrally, veined green; petals olive green; lip pubescent, trilobed, side lobes brown, mid-lobe black, brown band distall...

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Holcoglossum-phongii-Charmer-2020-03-19***Confirmed as Holcoglossum phongii (May 2020);  matches the description as Aerides phongii in Turczaninowia 17 (1): 6-9 (2014), "A New Species from Southern Vietnam", L. K. V.  Averyanov, et.al.; also matches photos of H. phongii in orchidroots.com;***                

Posted on Mar 19, 2020

Purchased from Orchids by Hausermann; per KEW, country of origin is Vietnam; first published in Orchidee (Hamburg) 2(1)E: 6 (2016); Holcoglossum phongii f. album was subsequently described in Orchidee...

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Cymbidium-tracyanum-2020-03-13***Confirmed as Cymbidium tracyanum (Apr 2020); this plant is consistent with a polyploid C. tracyanum; C. tracyanum is the only species in the group with very long hairs on the crests, as well as the side lobe margins and the body of the midlobe, as does this flower.***

Posted on Mar 13, 2020

Comment from the exhibitor: The main characteristic of this plant which might explain the deviation from the norm for the species is that it is a 4N and not a 2N. In that respect, my plant is very s...

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