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Angraecum rutenbergianum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Mikhail kujawa, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. Mikhail kujawa

    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    Hi Mikhail,
    From the limited information that I have managed to track down, this species seems to be very much confused in cultivation and is likely to be Angcm. rutenbergianum.
    Angcm. rutenbergianum is a lithophytic plant which has a very short stem; warty roots; thick leathery linear or strap-shaped channelled leaves that are dark green to grey-green.
    Angcm. didieri is an epiphytic plant with long stems; and oblong-ovate glossy green leaves.
     
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    Hello,
    thank you for the info! Interesting. I got the plant from Glenn decker a year ago. Did not even think to check if its the right species. It looks like everyone thinks this species is Angcm. didieri bast off google. No matter how long you have been growing orchids you learn something everyday. :)
     
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    Hi Mikhail...I think there may have been several growers who got seedlings from the same wholesaler as I’ve seen others that seem to match in the last couple of years. For comparison purposes, I have a rutenbergianum in bud...will post a photo when it blooms.
     
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    Sounds good! Looking forward to the pictures. I remember watching this video from Orchidweb. . Looks like they are wrong on idea as well. I now want to see a true Angcm. didieri. look very rare. This is very interesting! Here is the true species IOSPE PHOTOS
     
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    I have one plant as well that I bought as a seedling at The Little Greenhouse in December 2018 but after all the discussions in this forum over the years I'm not sure what I have anymore. Among these discussions, here is a previous one:
    Angraecum didieri

    and here is an impressive one from Marni:
    Angraecum didieri
     
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    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, Arne! I see the difference. Very nice!
     
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    Hi Mikhail and Gary (and anyone else that wishes to comment). Blooming this now...labeled as rutenbergianum.

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    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    Nice Chuck! I would diffidently say mine is rutenbergianum. Thank you!