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Barbosella sp

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by piotrm, Jun 19, 2013.

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  1. piotrm

    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    I suspect comparing to what found online form of B. cucullata or B.dolichorhiza. Sepals 2cm, Petals 1cm anyone can comment?

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    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    Reminds me of a Bulbophyllum.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    It is the yellow form of B. cuculata IMO. Good luck with it. It is a horrible grower for me.
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    I couldn't get it to do much either. It grew in spurts, then sulked. We finally parted ways last year.
     
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    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    B cucullata is variable in size and color and the most frequently encountered in the trade.
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    It's looks awfully close to both but I'd lean towards cuccullata due to its availability within the hobby.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Piotr, here are the 2 relevant species from Vol 20 of the Icones Pleurothallidinarum. If the quality isn't good enough, let me know and I can email you higher resolution images.

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    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Marni, very interesting so I would confirm base on above my is intermediate form - so B. dolichorhiza
     
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    I think that is what he is saying, but doesn't that mean that if there is no defining feature, but a blending, that it is all one species?
     
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    Good question, most likely it should be one sp with 3 varieties if it is only size what distinguish them, for example biggest would be B. cucculta var cucculata, interm B. cucculata var dolichoglottis, and smallest B. cucculata var prorepens ;-)
     
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    Zack Will work for plants Supporting Member

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    I would say so.

    I agree Piotr. They should be demoted to subspecies of B. cucullata as it seems to me that they're incompletely speciated.
     
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    I don't know much about the B. dolichoglottis but I am not sure you should lump B. prorepens into B. cucullata. There are some significant differences, in terms of growth, B. prorepens is more like a crawler and the flower, well, you might have to look at it closely in person.
     
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    Just checked and I still have a piece of B. dolichoglottis from Lynn O'shaughnessy years ago. It is not doing great but the plant doesn't look like those on your photos.
     
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    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    well I found this sp if kept dryer loosing leaves as trees on autumn... but if put very close to humidifier is doing ok, problem now is hardness of my water...

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