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Lepanthes noname'

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Ron-NY, Mar 24, 2009.

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  1. Ron-NY

    Ron-NY New Member

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    Being this is a day with many postings of Lepanthes, I thought I would post my noid and see if anyone recognizes it. It is my understanding that it was originally collected in Peru
    Lepanthes 1.JPG P9260005_edited.JPG
     
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    opps...wrong area for this
     
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    Forrest Really Neat

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    I will move it for you Ron.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    How large is the flower and plant? It doesn't look familiar to me. I have several unidentified Lepanthes species from Peru, but none of them have that large a flower in proportion to the leaf. Another consideration: is the flower fully open? The look very different if the parts haven't expanded fully.
     
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    I can't see a lot of details of the flower but it "Maybe" L. ophelma
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Tom, I don't think it is ophelma, that has a proportionally larger dorsal sepal. I'll post it in a new post. I was thinking L. cordeliae that hadn't fully opened,
     
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    the flower is about 8mm x 12 mm and the lateral sepals stay fused centrally, sometimes all the way to the edge giving an elongated cup; at other times just partially down. The leaf is 5 cm x 2 cm. I will try to get a better pic but my camera is not great for small flowers :(

    For size perspective the pot is a 2" square
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    Ron, the flower has opened more now, but I still don't know it. I don't think it matches the L aristata (the overall shape of the flower is very different), but Piotr is right that the plant growth doesn't look like L cordelia. Even without a name, it is a very nice lepanthes.
     
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    this is a pic of a different flower. The other flower did not open more than that pic. It shall remain as a NOID for now. Thanks for the input!