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Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by sam1147, Jul 12, 2015.
Very nice color!
Possibly A. garayi rather than A. miniatum?
This is a confirmed plant of A miniatum.
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.
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........
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.
Here's an old post on Orchid Board on the subject as well: Question: Ascocentrum garayi and miniatum - Orchid Board - Most Complete Orchid Forum on the web !
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.