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Habenaria rhodocheila "yellow"

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Dec 16, 2013.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The tag says yellow, but I wouldn't call it that. It is wonderful though. The foliage is exceptionally beautiful. The top of the spike is 16" above the surface of the media and it should get taller as the spike continues to open its flowers. This year I am beyond the point of just being relieved a habenaria grew and starting to notice the difference in clones within a species. At least for a few species that are doing well. Others are still a challenge.

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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Marni, I am totally ignorant of this genus. Does this one die back after blooming and need a dry rest? How big are the flowers?
    That is a wonderful color but I agree, it isn't quite yellow. Maybe "mango".
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Kelly, yes it does die back and go through a dry rest. The flowers are about 1.25" wide and very long lasting.
     
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    Very impressive.
     
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    I like it a LOOOOOOOOT ;-)
     
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    Hi everybody
    this is a wonderful species, sharing a picture in bloom from my collection
     

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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I would kill to have one that color!!!
     
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    Thank you Marni, you know better, it is sometimes difficult to track them after rest, crinifera and myriotricha are the other two in my collection. You must be having a host of these species.
     
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    Both yellow and red ones are very nice!