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Epiblastus basalis

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Chuck-NH, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    This is a genus closely related to Mediocalcar and is from high elevations in New Guinea. It’s one of my favorite plants. Does anyone know if there are other species of the genus in cultivation?

    Sorry on the fuzziness of the photos. I am not a good photographer.

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  2. wpinnix

    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Chuck, I'm uncertain if there are other species, but I have seen red flowered plants. Where did you acquire yours? I recently got another piece of this great species
     
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    sam1147 sam1147

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  4. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Hi Bill, mine is a division of a seedling from Mountain Orchids. He used to trade mother flasks back in the late 80’s/early 90’s, so it could have been from a nursery in Australia or Richard Warren in Scotland. Would like to get a division of a red one some day.
     
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    Raven Well-Known Member

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    You should try to pollinate it! This amazing species should be available more.
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    KEW lists 29 results and only a few of the names are synonyms.