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Habenaria malacophylla

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by W. Malewa, Aug 19, 2018.

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  1. W. Malewa

    W. Malewa Active Member

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    As requested from a long time friend herewith another Habenaria sp., i.c H. malacophylla. This specie is not likely to feature on the Red List soon: it has a high multiplication rate, prefers cleared forest, is not a stunning beauty, and even its scent is suspect. The scent is not unlike cardamom seeds in a rice dish. And then to conclude on a positive note, the scent range is limited and only in evening hours, H malacophylla 1.JPG H malacophylla 2.JPG H malacophylla 3.JPG when confronted with it, it is self inflicted to a large extent, shape of the flower can function as a ghost emoji? Photos semi in-situ.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    I find the flowers enchanting and quite marvelous!
     
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    RustyExotics Nicholas - It's a terrestrial thing

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    That's amazing. Even the "non-royal" Habenarias (self-coined term ;)) are beautiful to me. The entire genus is just amazing... They can have so much variation in scent and shape and size and foliage that they really never grow old to me. Thank you for sharing this!
     
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    It can get too much as well. This was the last year we looked after this specie, it now has to continue with a neutral status, and a negative outlook of reduce as it competes too strong with the shorter terrestrials. Maybe drier years can save it from partly uprooting. 20200922_112130.jpg
     
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