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Eria sp. ID help, please

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Alexis, May 25, 2009.

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  1. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    Purchased as Eria philippinensis but I'm pretty sure that's wrong. I do think it's from the Philippines, though.

    The longest growth is ~ 18"; but the most unique feature is that the leaves, buds, and inflorescence are covered in fine, reddish-brown fuzz.

    I dig it, and hope someone can ID it for me.
    Eria-sp..jpg Eria-sp-fl.jpg Eria-sp-leaf.jpg
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Love the hairs. This is what a kiwi vine should look like.

    It isn't one that I grow, but do you think the flowers are open yet? Is it from a vendor that specializes in Philippine species?
     
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    No, I don't think the flowers are open. This vendor does specialize in species fromt the Philippines, but he admitted to never growing this one personally.
     
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    It isn't pictured in Orchidanica Philippianiana. There are a ton of them described, but it is a bit laborous going through them and it isn't my strong point. The easiest thing would be to send an image of Jim Cootes when it opens. Contact me off line and I will give you his email.
     
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    Thank you, Marni. Ironically, I ordered his book, but it hasn't yet arrived. I thought it would be here last Friday, dagnabbit. I hate waiting for stuff...
     
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    Even though your species is not in his book, it is a great book and well worth having.
     
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    This used to be Eria vulpina They have been moved out of Eria and given there own genus. It is now Trichotosia vulpina.
    Cheers Craig
     
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    nice wirdo, so red flowers - nice, but nearly not open at all :-(
     
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    Thanks, Craig, I will check it out.
     
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    Alexis, please post a picture of the flower when it opens if you can.
     
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    I am confident that Craig is correct, and that this is Trichotosia vulpina. My plant and flower looks just like those imaged on IOSPE and in Cootes' book. Thanks again, Craig!

    Marni, I will try to get photos. We're having our home tented for termites tomorrow morning, and have to be out until Friday. PITA! If the flowers last until this weekend, I'll post them.
     
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    Sorry, Alexis. I could have looked at more than Eria. Glad you got an ID, it is really interesting.
     
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    Marni, don't be silly. You looked for the genus I questioned. You're good, but nobody can be expected to memorize all the changes made to taxonomy!
     
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    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    freaky cool!