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Diplocaulobium species

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Marni, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is a charming, small stature plant with 1 day flowers. The plant itself is about 2.5" tall and the flowers had a coconut scent.

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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The plant has a beautiful star-burst shape. I like it.
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    I love your 2nd photos! The balance and the curve is very pleasing!
     
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    Very nice
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Looks like anisobulbon. Does yours have 2 different pseudobulb shapes?
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'll have to find where I've put it and check. Thanks.
     
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    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    superb it seems it is Diplocaulobium tentaculatum
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I will go with Diplo. tentaculatum as well. One of my favorite Diplos.

    Is it mounted?
     
  9. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Tom, yes it is mounted. Thanks for the input. Still haven't found where I've put it. I have bloomed tentaculata recently and should have checked the scent on it. This is the first one I've noticed with a coconut fragrance.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, I will mount a piece when I repot mine. It looks good on mount.

    I can't remember the flowers on mine smell like coconut which I normally dislike. I will definitely smell the flowers next time.
    My Diplo. tentaculata has a single narrow leaf, tiny(smaller than 0.5") round pbulb. I don't think I have encountered another Diplo. species that has similar plant structure/leaf shape.
     
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