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Galeandra schmidtii, new species

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Marni, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I bought this as Galeandra schunkii from a Brazilian vendor. It produced one flower quite unexpectedly. It doesn't match any of the G schunkii images on line and I'm wondering if anyone knows which species it is. The yellow of the lip is a bit more striking in person, but not too far off.

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  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Naoki. I've asked to be able to use ReseachGate. My Spanish is good and my Portuguese is sometimes good enough for something like this.
     
  4. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    What a striking color combination, brings to mind orchids from the Andes.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It makes me think of hummingbirds. Though I suppose it should be red for that.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I just heard back from the vendor. This is a relatively new species name Galeandra schmidtii. Needless to say, I am very pleased to have it.
     
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    Nice find and nice flower!