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Is this a read stem epidendrum Hottlumona

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by JPL from BK, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. JPL from BK

    JPL from BK New Member

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    I recently purchased an orchid that I presumed was a read stem epidendrum. It had a tag that with Hottlumona badly written. It is doing well in full sun in Far North Queensland, and is about 1.5m tall.
    Regard, John
     

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  2. DPfarr

    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Definitely something vandaceous. Doubtful it's a species and likely it has Renanthera behind it.

    Can you post a picture of the tag?
     
  3. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Agreed. Certainly a vandaceous hybrid involving renanthera.
     
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    JPL from BK New Member

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    Sorry - the tag fell apart as I tried to remove it. The flowers are 8cm wide by 9cm deep
     
  5. DPfarr

    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Your best bet is to call it a Renanthera hybrid then.
     
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    JPL from BK New Member

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    A bit of searching - Renanthera Coccinea Holttumii, as it has similar spelling - but the flower looks more lush.
     
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    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That would probably be one of the parents, but the other parent is pretty much guaranteed not to be a Renanthera.
     
  8. DPfarr

    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh my mistake. Call it an intergeneric Renanthera.
     
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    JPL from BK New Member

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    Thank yo all, John.
     
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    You have a Vandaceous intergeneric hybrid and going by the name on your tag it could be a Holttumara which is the crossing of Arachnis x Renanthera x Vanda. Which one you have is anyone’s guess

    Pawpaw