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Bolusiella maudiae

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by naoki, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

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    I got this from Afri Orchids of South Africa in Spring 2018. It is the first bloom for me (Nov 23, 2018).

    It is a small genus and here is the artificial key (link). According to this page, the lateral sepal should have a basal pouch-like outgrowth. I'm not completely sure what this means (I need to dissect the flower next time), but I think that B. maudiae seems to be the match (I'm not 100% sure, though). Gilles has one posted here, and they look somewhat similar.

    I appreciate any information about the ID.

    It is a tiny plant, the thick leaf is about 2.5cm (1") long. The flowers are tiny, too, so I had to crop quite a bit.

    I'm growing it at the cool-end of intermediate; max/min daily temperature of 29/18C (84/65F) in the summer and 21/13C (70/55F) in the winter.

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  2. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice one! The plant looks a lot like Angraecum aloifolium with pointier leaves.
     
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  3. leo

    leo African orchids only :-)

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    Nice plant! I agree, this looks like maudiae.

    Here is a revision paper about the genus Bolusiella by Verlynde from 2013. It includes a plate with photos of the flowers of all the Bolusiella species. Check the shape of the spur. I think it is quite characteristic
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the link to the paper, leo! I'll check it out.
     
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    I think the "basal pouch-like outgrowth" in the key is a reference to the green spur at the base of the lip. Your plant seems to me to be correct for Bolusiella maudiae.
     
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    Mine has been projecting a spike perpendicular to the plant for sometime now. I’m interested to compare all the information here as I likely have a sib or even division of the same plant.
     
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  7. Chuck-NH

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    Hi Naoki, my plant that I got from Afri Orchids last Summer is blooming for the first time and now I even appreciate your photography even more! The older leaves on mine never recovered from the desiccated look after import, but new leaves and roots are growing fine along with roots.

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  8. naoki

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    Nice, Chuck. Looks like that yours are getting a couple new growths! Mine also had the wrinkly leaves for a while, but it dropped the old ones. It flowered this year, too. I have another species of Bousiella from Afri Orchids, which doesn't seem to be too happy, though.