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Ophrys-reinholdii-2020-03-22***Confirmed as Ophrys reinholdii (Jun 2020); based in part on the floral bracts being longer than the ovaries as detailed in Williams 1978 Orchids of Britain & Europe; photo also a good match to photo in the Williams text; this species is widespread and very variable in color and form.***

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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