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Barbosella hirtzii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Dale, Nov 27, 2009.

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  1. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Intermediate grower. Flower's 2 1/4" tall.
    barbhirtziistack.jpg barbhirtziiclosestack.jpg barbhirtziiplant.jpg
     
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No, it is a VERY nice barbosella. Perhaps we should trade?
     
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    Karen Species nut

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    It's a nice one!
     
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    "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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    Pook Disneyed

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    Dale New Member

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    That looks pretty close, Pook. My plant doesn't have "paddle like leaves", though. That doesn't necessarily mean too much, though. Thanks.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    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. :eek: But most are very nice.
     
  12. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Doesn't Icones Pleurothallidinarum cover the genus?
     
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    It does. Unfortunately it isn't covered in fascicles II, XIV, or XXVI.
     
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    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    My hirtzii looks like the one Marni posted as well. I really like this genus and need to look into addign more I think :)