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Ascocentrum miniatum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by sam1147, Jul 12, 2015.

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  1. sam1147

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    Very nice color!
     
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    Possibly A. garayi rather than A. miniatum?
     
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    This is a confirmed plant of A miniatum.

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    Welllllllllll..

    Thank you , I think you are right.
    Although I got it from a very reputable German nursery as miniatum, the straight lip and the very deep orange color may indicat a garayi.
    Thanks
     
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    Marni - mine has rounder petals and sepals then yours (which are badly
    shown on my not so good photo).

    I will try tomorrow a better close up photo but not sure I can do it........
     
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    Until 1992, when Eric Christenson noticed they were different they were not distinguished. He named A garayi as a separate species, but most people didn't notice or pay attention. A miniatum is much harder to find and most often you get garayi labeled as miniatum.
     
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    Based on what I just read I assume main difference between them is that
    the miniatum's midlobe DECURVED (or recurved ) and the garayi's straight.

    There is a lot of confusion about bloom season for each one.

    Here are some more photos of mine which I think may be a garayi.


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