Myc-thompsoniana-2023-08-16 *SITF confirms this plant is Myrmecophila (Mcp.) thomsoniana (Sep 2023).

The longest inflorescence measured 137 cm that would infer the plant growths were about 10 cm or less and the leaves to be about the same as the growths. These measurements would fit Mcp. thomsoniana. There is a previous AOS award to Mcp thomsoniana 'Hamlyn' HCC that is close to this in color and form. There are also two cultivars in the that match this plant in color, lip markings and form.

Posted on Aug 16, 2023

Commended for striking color contrast.

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Myrmecophila-grandiflora-2023-05-22 *SITF confirms this plant as Myrmecophila grandiflora (Jun 2023).

The color of the flowers in the photos was not accurately captured; the color on the distal portions of the segments was described as being much more suffused with brown, instead of the bright red shown. There is photo by Grobler which shows this brownish coloration in the OW. M. grandiflora is a giant among the Genus; this is a large plant meeting the description of an enormous species; flower form appears correct, as does the yellow callus that runs the length of the midlobe. Flower size is also large at 7.2 cm. Many supporting photos can be found in the and the IOSPE and other on-line sources.

Posted on May 22, 2023

Myrmecophila grandiflora (Lindl.) Carnevali & J.L.Tapia & I.Ramírez First published in Harvard Pap. Bot. 6: 246 (2001) This species is accepted. First described as Schomburgkia tibicinis var. grandifl...

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Posted on Jun 14, 2018

Myrmecophila thomsoniana (Rchb.f.) Rolfe, Orchid Rev. 25: 51 (1917). This name is accepted. Distribution: Cayman Is.SITF has determined this is Myrmecophila thomsoniana (Xanthina). (July 2018).

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Myrmecophila exaltata

Posted on May 25, 2009

Hi Lou,I’ve got together a group of photos, including a scan of the award sheet for the Mcp. exaltata. I actually noticed something on the award sheet…the genus name is spelled incorrectly. Ummm…?I bo...

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