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Guessing game 7-6-2015

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by KellyW, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Can you guess what this is?
    Quiz-900.jpg
     
  2. leo

    leo African orchids only :-)

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    Looks like a pig :)
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    I vote long-eared pig
     
  4. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A pig with floppy bunny ears is the first thing I thought of too :cool:. However, I assure you it is an orchid.
    This is in a very common genus but the species isn't very common.
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Is that image upside down of that species has non-resupinate flowers?
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The photo orientation is correct. It is non-resupinate.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Kelly, can you give us a hint...new world or old world?
     
  8. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    New World. Currently in bloom. Flower is less than one inch wide. Typically 3-5 flowers per inflorescence. Species is considered "small". Some sources show it as cool growing but I am growing it intermediate-warm and it is doing OK.
     
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    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Epidendrum quisayanum?
     
  10. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes!!!! Here is the whole flower and plant.

    Epidendrum bianthogastrium close-900.jpg Epidendrum bianthogastrium plant-900.jpg
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Oh awesome, mine is coming into spike now. Can't wait to see it in person, my very own little long eared pig!
     
  12. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    :):):)