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Cadetia species, ID wanted

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Dec 6, 2008.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is a Cadetia species from Papua New Guinea from the Tari Gap. Does anyone know the species name?
    Cad.tari.gap.specimen.jpg Cad.tari.gap.close.jpg
     
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    Forrest Really Neat

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    I am afraid I am not very well versed in this genus, so I cant be of much help on the ID, but I can tell you that is is pretty damn nice.
     
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    *elbows Forrest out of the way*

    I don't know what it is, either, but it sure is pretty. I bet if you sent the photos to Wolfgang Bandisch he'd know what it is, though.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the idea, Dale, do you have an email for him?

    A friend collected this many years ago and I love it. It blooms both in front of the leaf and behind.
     
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    Dale New Member

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    "Thanks for the idea, Dale, do you have an email for him?"

    I'll get it to you.
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I just heard back from Wolfgang Bandisch. He says that it is common in New Guinea and it is C funiformis. I have looked at his photos and description as well as the C funiformis images from Netherlands National Herbarium Website and I don't think I agree, so I guess I am still looking.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Marni, that definitely is not the Cadetia funiformis(AKA C. wariana). My Cadetia wariana is still in bloom and I can take a photo of it if you like, but it won't help you to identify your Cadetia though.

    BTW, Jon just posted a great flower photo of his Cadetia wariana here not long ago.
     
  8. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    I hope you get an ID for it as I would like to add this to my wish list :)
     
  9. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    It looks similar to Cadetia aff potamophila in O'Byrne's Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea, though the petals on yours are not as pronounced. Perhaps yours is potamophila...? O'Byrne states that the aff is applied because of petal differences.

    It's a pretty sweet species, Marni. Thanks for sharing the pics.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the confirmation about my not C funiformis. (Didn't know it was a synonym of C wariana). I'll let you know if I find out more.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I checked the Orchids PNG site and looked at C potamophila and it isn't that either. But thanks for the lead. I did notice Cadetia citrina. It has been on my want list for years, and now I remember why. There are a lot or really nice cadetias.
     
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    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I recommend staying away from that site. I always end up on Orbitz after I leave it.
     
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    What is the flower size and plant size?
    I think it might be the C. quinqueloba based on:
    1) blooms on both sides of the leaf
    2) from Tari Gap, PNG
    3) your flower looks a lot like the photo on P.H. Wood's book

    ***C. quinqueloba should have ~0.5" flower and the plant is 3"~4" tall
     
  14. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    I think it's Cadetia turkeliae :D
     
  15. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hey, Tom, Good call. I think it is. The plant is 4" maximum. It is in bud right now, but when the flowers open I'll compare it again from other angles.

    When I'm researching a plant, it is usually for the culture. A friend and I refer to Wood's book as the Mr. Bill Dendrobium Book since so much of his cultural advice is "Oh No! It died." I don't think of checking it as a reference and yet, there it is. So thanks for the help and the reminder to check my library.
     
  16. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    LOL!
     
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    I've found that dial-up users tend to rely more on their libraries rather than the 'net.
     
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    Marni,I have a piece of the same plant (from J.Leathers),I posted a picture on another site ,and a friend from that site wrote to Andre Schuiteman at Kew ,and we finally have a definitive name fro this plant.
    It is Dendrobium mulderi ,published in 2009 in Malesian Orchid Journal.!!!
     
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    Thanks, I'll have to look at the journal and see what the description says. This seems to match Cadetia/Dendrobium quinqueloba.
     
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    Marni, I am a little late but I just stumbled up on this post. Here is a photo of my Cadetia taylori. Judge for yourself. Cadetia taylori.JPG