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Euchile citrina

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Chris.c147, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. Chris.c147

    Chris.c147 Well-Known Member

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    One of my favorites! Found in Central and Southern Mexico, this pendant growing species carries light green/gray leaves with a powdery appearance. The bloom is approximately 3 inches long with a sweet lemony scent. (Syn. Encyclia citrina; prosthechea citrina, Cattleya citrina)

    Does anyone know the difference between citrina and karwinskii? To me they look exactly the same some with a white lip and some without. IOSPE has them listed as two separate species, but doesn't give an explanation to the differences between them.

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  2. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice established plant there! Does it bloom on new or old growths?
     
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    Chris.c147 Well-Known Member

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    It blooms on new growths. The plant is currently in growth with one growth maturing and another just starting off so I’m excited to see whether they both bloom since they’ll mature at very different times.
     
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    Do you grow it intermediate, Chris?
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Chris, my impression (as opposed to actual knowledge) is that the lip on karwinski is more of a trowel shape and the the lip encloses the column to a great extent. The citrina has a wider, rounder and more expanded lip and the column is more visible. I don't think the color is an indicator of the species.
     
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