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Back from Papua New Guinea.

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by spiro K., Nov 8, 2019.

  1. spiro K.

    spiro K. Active Member

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    Spent two weeks in the highlands of New Guinea (mount Hagen and mount Wilhelm).
    It was another OCA trip. Came back with over 400 pictures . Its going to be difficult to pick just a few to share with you, but I'll try!
    I dont have ID's for a lot of them (down to species anyway), and it will be months before I can
    work on them, but I figured maybe some of you Dendrobium and Bulbophyllum experts can help! There were quite a few genera that were complletely unknown to me (Glossorhyncha,Octarrhena etc.)
    Anyway, here they are.
    Dendrobium dekockii ,Bulbophyllum sp.Bulbophyllum sp., ?. ,Bulbophyllum sp.,Bulbophyllum sp.
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    Wow great pictures and great finds! Aside from the first dendrobium, I've never seen anything like the rest!
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wow, Spiro that must have been an amazing trip. I hope you post more photos.

    That 4th photo (lobed leaves with the small orange flowers) is amazing. Was it a miniature?
     
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    spiro K. Active Member

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    We found it on the way down from Mt.Wilhelm. It is a miniature (aprox. 4" total )
     
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    Foozil Active Member

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    Fantastic finds, I looove photos of PNG orchids in situ! Have spent many hours looking at them. Would be great to go up one day. Thanks for posting
     
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    Wow, fantastic! That would be a dream of many orchid growers!
     
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    spiro K. Active Member

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    ...and an Oberonia colony . png 1 748 (683x1024).jpg
     
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    Hey Spiro,

    You got excellent photos!

    The orange-flowered Octarrhena is Octarrhena bilabrata.

    I got some help from Andre Schuiteman for the Bulbophyllum ID:

    The Bulbophyllum with the striped leaf underside is Bulb. cf. saccoglossum, section Pedilochilus is Bulbophyllum brachypus; lower two Bulbophyllum images are Bulb. unicaudatum.

    I hope that helps.

    Gary
     
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    It helps a lot! (Hi Gary!)
    The Octarrhena I ID'd earlier from the "orchids of N.G." site.
    Too bad about the B.unicaudatum not being new! A very fitting name however!
    I have made some id's on other things, I'll send them to you in an email ,when I get a chance.
    talk to you soon,
    Spiro
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Absolutely fabulous. I've been tempted for a long time by the OCA trips, but they are quite the investment. Maybe in a few years..