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Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Dale, Nov 27, 2009.
Intermediate grower. Flower's 2 1/4" tall.
Nice Dale. I have a plant that I was told was probably Barbosella hirtzii, but it is a bit different than yours, the lateral sepals are more slender at the ends, the same as IOSPE's image from Ecuagenera. Is your ID from a reliable source? I'll post mine in another thread. I like yours a lot.
Marni, my plant came from another hobbyist so I can't vouch for the ID. After looking, just now, at other images of B. hirtzii, I agree with you that it may incorrectly named. It's not bad for a barbosella.
No, it is a VERY nice barbosella. Perhaps we should trade?
It's a nice one!
"Perhaps we should trade?"
Deal. It's not divisible yet. I don't think it's staying wet long enough on that mount. I'll put it in a tree fern pot tomorrow.
Sounds good to me. I'll tag a division for you. I do like barbosellas, but don't bloom them with any regularity. I seem to get them to bloom every other year and that doesn't seem right to me. How do you do with them?
The genus generally does well for me, Marni. Unfortunately, I've lost a couple large-flowered species due to inattention and cultural lapses. One was B. cucculata.
Dale, does yours match this description?
That looks pretty close, Pook. My plant doesn't have "paddle like leaves", though. That doesn't necessarily mean too much, though. Thanks.
I have several species, all purchased as B. cucullata (including this one) that are something else. I'm not usre I would know a cucullata if I say one. But most are very nice.
Doesn't Icones Pleurothallidinarum cover the genus?
It does. Unfortunately it isn't covered in fascicles II, XIV, or XXVI.
My hirtzii looks like the one Marni posted as well. I really like this genus and need to look into addign more I think