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Epidendrum species

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Marni, Apr 5, 2009.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I got this plant without a name and it was ID'd as Epidendrum oxapampense, but I don't think it is. I love it, so the name isn't terribly important, but I would like to know. It is very slow growing. The flower is about 1 1/8" wide. The plant is mounted horizontally and faces down toward the ground (as much as it can). The second image is pretty much how the flower orients itself.
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  2. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    That's a neat one!
    It might be a color variation of Dale's ellusive Epi. sophronitis?
     
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    That's what I was thinking too, Karen. It's certainly very similar.
     
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    Dale,
    GET THE POLLEN!
    Quick!

    Or, maybe Marni could self it?
    Looks like 1 flower & a bud!
     
  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It is in the same group.

    I would self it, but what you see there is what I've got. 10 years and that's it.
     
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    Pretty neat. Is it a cooler grower?
     
  7. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    My guess is cool to cool-intermediate.
     
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    I bought an Epidendrum sophronitis from Peruflora last year which flowered very much like this. Unfortunately i never got around to taking a photo before it faded. Then it kind of "failed to establish" itself for a long time before dimping in the late autumn. Shame really. Might have to get another one...
     
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    Thanks.
     
  10. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't know how you grow them, but I've found that the best way to establish them is on a horizontal mount.
     
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    I had read that they grew pendant, so mounted it that way in high humidity in my orchidarium. If (when?) i get another one, i'll try mounting it horizontally. Thanks for the tip, Marni.