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Back from Papua New Guinea

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by spiro K., Oct 9, 2023.

  1. spiro K.

    spiro K. Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    2nd time in PNG, Mt. Hagen and environs, Alotau and islands; saw many new things
    Going through pictures, here's some. Tainiophyllum robustum (those are roots!!!),Dendrobium sp.,Bulbophyllum masonii (check out those sepals!) and Goodyera sp. (on Normanby island)
    IMG_5902 (683x1024).jpg IMG_6123 (1024x683).jpg IMG_6203 (683x1024).jpg IMG_6310 (1024x683).jpg
     
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    My favorite from amongst the four without a doubt: Bulbophyllum masonii, an extrovert, here in Kenya most Bulbophyllum species are very shy with their flowers.
     
  3. Marni

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    I hope you will be sharing more like these.
     
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    Marni, any idea what Dendrobium that is?
     
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    Wow! Absolutely incredible!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I would say a very blue form of Den. violaceum. If not, I would say Den. vexillarius. That is really nice!
     
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    I second what marni said about the dendrobium, also I think the las pic is a Cystorchis stenoglossa
     
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    Thanks for the post. That Dendrobium is amazing!
     
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    Thanks, sure looks like it, and it may very well be, but the sp. is not listed as present in PNG. Unfortunately it was only in bud on some plants (relatively short spike, fuzzy wht buds).
     
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    OK, I sense you all like Dendrobiums, so here are some more.
    No id's yet, except the obvious. IMG_5711 (1024x985).jpg
     

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    Interesting... maybe its a Eurycentrum sp.? I could only find pics of sketches and herbarium specimens of this genus though so i'm not sure. Or maybe it's a discovery of some sort... That sure would be neat.
     
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    I got some id's for those dens (i think)
    1.D. masaragense
    last. D hellwigianum.
    This is making me want some PNG dendrobiums!
     
  13. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I agree with The tomato on the D masargense. (Personally, I find it a bit difficult to refer to someone as The tomato.) There is a nice bicolor Den cuthbertsonii and I think the pendant psuedobulbs with the clusters may be Den caliculimentum. There is another that is similar and the name escapes me. It isn't Den dicheoides.
     
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    Lol you can call me Dan/Daniel.
     
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    I agree with Marni on D. caliculimentum. Mine, looking exactly like the one in your photo, just started blooming for the first time. May I ask you what elevation did you find it at? I have a small plant that is not doing very well, I wonder if I grow it too cool.
     
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    It was at approx.8,000 feet / foothills of Mt.Hagen
     
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