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Acronia (Pleurothallis) sancho

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by harrywitmore, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. harrywitmore

    harrywitmore Member

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    Pleurothallis nitida (not sanchoi)

    I got this from Marni off eBay so I really can't take credit for it.

    awww.cloudjungle.com_CloudJungle_Orchidaceae_Pleurothallis_Pleurothallis_20sancho_20flower.jpg
     
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice image of it. You've had it a couple of months, so you get the credit. It may be my sloppy writing, the species name is sanchoi.
     
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    harrywitmore Member

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    Damn, I knew that. I need to look before I type!:bang:
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That is a very nice Pthl. but it is Acronia nitida, which it is a rare one in U.S.
     
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    Tom, IOSPE list A nitida as a synonym of A sanchoi. So, which is correct?
     
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    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    That was a nice purchase Harry. What is the plant size like?
     
  7. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Harry, I just did a little bit more search. Kew treats it as separate species(Pthl. nitida is an accepted name, Acronia nitida will be the syn of Pthl. nitida).
    I don't know if Pthl sanchoi was treated as Pthl. nitida before but IOSPE sometimes makes mistakes. I always thought Pthl. sanchoi would not have the hairy, saw-like petals. Dr. Luer identified my plant as Pthl. nitida three years ago and I would label mine as such.
    Here is a picture of mine for ref.
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  8. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I got this plant quite a few years ago and just accepted the name on the label. I've pulled out the Icones and I agree with Tom that this is Acronia nitida. The drawings for nitida and sanchoi do show distinct differences in both the plant and flower. Maybe Jon will change the title of this post and correct Harry's spelling and my erroneous ID.

    Thanks, Tom. Glad to know it is rare in the US. *gets out marking pen so she can raise the sticker price*
     
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    Thanks all. I will change the tag today. I'm lousy at id's so I also tend to take them as I get them.
     
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    It's a really cool Pleuro, Harry!

    Is someone going to notify Jay at IOSPE of the mistake?
    *Edit: I'd do it, but I don't know shit from shinola when it comes to this species.*